Asia’s leading engine MRO company, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MAB Engineering, a wholly-owned subsidiary under the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), to support the setup of an engine on-site services facility in cooperation with the Malaysian service provider.
The agreement means that MTU Maintenance Zhuhai will provide its technical expertise and guidance to support the management of the project, including consultation on the required qualifications, certifications and tooling, and facility layout design.
Additionally, staff from MTU Maintenance Zhuhai will initially train its counterpart’s employees in a range of work scopes for CFM International’s CFM56-5B and -7B engines, with the possibility of other engine models in the future.
Gert Wagner, president and chief executive of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, said: “Although aviation is a big industry, it still tends to be a small community, so we enjoy partnering up and exchanging knowledge, especially with a long-time partner such as the Malaysia Aviation Group.
“It is an absolute pleasure to be working with them on this project.”
Mohd Nadziruddin Mohd Basri, chief executive of Aviation Services at MAG, said: “MTU has a successful history of collaborations and partnerships, and through our own experience utilising their MRO services over the years, we know we are in good hands.
“We look forward to working closely together to further enhance MAB Engineering’s capabilities in becoming a preferred one-stop aircraft MRO service provider in the region.”
In 2019, the MTU Maintenance Zhuhai and Malaysia Airlines signed an exclusive, 10-year contract that covers MRO services on 100 CFM56-7B engines until phase-out and includes lease services and life-limited parts management.
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