MTU Aero Engines is to grow its MRO capabilities on Pratt & Whitney GTF engines after signing an agreement with the manufacturer.
MTU will now supply overhaul services for two additional engine models: the PW1500G for the Airbus A220 family and thePW1900G for Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft.
The contract also expands MTU’s role in the GTF MRO network beyond PW1100G-JM for the Airbus A320neo family. In the future, EME Aero, a maintenance joint venture between MTU and Lufthansa Technik that is based in Rzeszów, Poland, will perform shop visits for the PW1900G in addition to the PW1500G.
MTU is also a part of the Pratt & Whitney network for repair services and the contract is set to run over the lifespan of the engine programme.
“We are delighted to expand MRO capacity for GTF engines through this cooperative initiative,” said Pratt & Whitney’s senior vice president of GTF engines Tom Pelland. “We have a growing backlog of engine orders and see increasing demand for GTF engine family shop visits. By working with MTU, we know we have a team of experienced and reliable maintenance providers to help meet our global customers’ needs.”
MTU Aero Engines’ chief program officer Michael Schreyögg commented: “This cooperation is further expanding our great and intensive partnership with Pratt & Whitney and strengthens our position as a leading MRO expert. EME Aero has already successfully concluded the first shop visit for a PW1500G engine and is industrialising to receive its first PW1900G engine. Customers benefit from our comprehensive experience with GTF engines and our clear focus on superior quality and maximum efficiency.”