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MRO News: MTU Maintenance signs exclusive agreement with Maldivian for CFM56-5 maintenance
Zhuhai (China), 11 March 2015 – MTU Maintenance is proud to announce that it has signed an exclusive eight-year maintenance agreement with Maldivian. The company, one of the leading engine maintenance providers worldwide, will provide Maldivian with MRO services for its CFM56-5B engines as well as engine lease support through MTU’s newly founded engine lease company MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V. The engines contracted power Maldivian’s Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft which serve a growing number of destinations within Asia. MTU Maintenance will perform the engine overhaul at its Chinese location in Zhuhai.
Government-owned Maldivian is the flag carrier of the Maldives. After its rebranding from Is-land Aviation Services in 2008, Maldivian commenced its first regional operations with a flight to Trivandrum, India. In 2012, the airline added two more destinations to its regional network – Chennai (India) and Dhaka (Bangladesh). Chongqing (China) followed a year later. Today, the carrier has expanded its destinations to the People’s Republic to include flights to Wuhan, Xian, Nanjing and Changsha as well.
About MTU Aero Engines
MTU Aero Engines AG is Germany's leading engine manufacturer. The company is a technological leader in low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors, turbine center frames as well as manufacturing processes and repair techniques. In the commercial OEM business, the company plays a key role in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-tech components together with international partners. In the commercial maintenance sector the company ranks among the top 5 service providers for commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The activities are combined under the roof of MTU Maintenance. In the military arena, MTU Aero Engines is Germany's industrial lead company for practically all engines operated by the country's military. MTU operates a network of locations around the globe; Munich is home to its corporate headquarters. In fiscal 2014, the company had a workforce of some 9,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately 3.9 billion euros.