MRO Management

MTU Maintenance opens new training centre in China

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai

MTU Maintenance has opened its new training centre at the MRO service provider’s Zhuhai location in China.

The centre will be used to train and educate new recruits in engine maintenance, and for the professional training in disassembly, assembly and repair.

MTU Maintenance says the centre will have the capacity to train up to 100 participants a year, and upon completion, participants are then taken on to work in its maintenance shops.

Gert Wagner, president and chief executive of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, said: “We are very proud to be opening our centre and expanding our existing training programme significantly with this dedicated area for trainers and trainees.”

Housed in a brand-new three-story building at the present Zhuhai site, the facility’s main floor has 10 stations equipped with whole engines, engine modules, and practice tables.

On the second and third floors, trainees can make use of meeting rooms, an English language lab, and study areas to prepare for their technical examinations.

Wagner said: “It is of utmost importance to MTU to secure a steady influx of well-educated technical personnel and with this centre, we are ensuring that for both our existing and new locations as we grow.”

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai is currently constructing a second engine disassembly and assembly facility in neighbouring Jinwan district.

The new training centre will serve the needs of both sites.

Wagner added: “This training centre is a key element of our strategy to remain a top-level employer and service provider in the region’s aviation market.”

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, which specialises in MRO work for CFM International’s LEAP-1A/1B and CFM56-5B/7 engines, as well as International Aero Engines’ V2500-A5 and Pratt & Whitney’s GTFTM PW1100G-JM, has achieved two other milestones this year.

In June, the company opened its second test cell at the Jinwan site, followed by the completion of its 4,000th shop visit in July.

As soon as the new Zhuhai facility is running at full capacity, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai will be the world’s largest engine MRO facility in terms of shop visit capacity.

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