MTU Maintenance has signed a five-year LEAP-1A MRO contract with SriLankan Airlines.
The agreement builds on the two companies’ existing relationship that has also covered V2500 engines and leasing support.
Richard Nuttall, chief executive of SriLankan Airlines, said: “We are delighted to be expanding our long-standing and successful partnership.
“We trust in MTU Maintenance’s technical expertise and look forward to their fast, reliable and cost-efficient support for our growing fleet.”
The national carrier currently operates a fleet of 22 Airbus A330 and A320/A321 aircraft and carries out flights across South Asia, Europe, the Far East and the Middle East.
Michael Schreyögg, chief program officer at MTU Aero Engines, said: “This contract is a testament to our long-term cooperation with SriLankan Airlines as they expand their fleet to include new generation engines.
“We were the first MRO to add independent LEAP capabilities and will support SriLankan Airlines with safe, reliable and expert MRO in the years to come.”
The work will be carried out at MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, the 50/50 joint venture with China Southern Airlines, which, among other models, specialises in MRO services for LEAP engines and has completed almost 100 shop visits on this engine type since 2018.