International Aero Engines (IAE) and MTU Maintenance have signed an 11-year PW1100G-JM aftermarket agreement.
The contract covers a “significant quantity” of shop visits per year, in addition to the existing commitments that have been made to the programme.
The PW1100G-JM is part of the GTF family and powers the A320neo.
The partners said they were sending a “clear and strong” signal of belief in the mid and long-term success of the engine programme, despite the current Covid-19 crisis.
IAE president Tom Pelland commented: “As the industry continues to emerge from the pandemic, we continue to see the long runway of growth for the GTF engine programme.
“We want to ensure that we match that growth with a global presence and strong aftermarket capabilities that support GTF customers now, and in the future. This is why we, together with MTU, are committing and investing in the aftermarket network and we are excited about continuing to grow our collaboration.”
MTU’s chief program officer Michael Schreyögg said: “The mid and long-term prospects of the aviation industry remain solid. We believe in the recovery of the aviation industry, and as such are investing in its future today.”