MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg has received German aviation authority (LBA) approval for the CFM56-7B and inducted the first engine of the type.

    The Berlin-Brandenburg facility becomes the third within the MTU Maintenance network capable of servicing the CFM56-7B. MTU plans to ramp up to at least 50 engines per year in the coming years.

    “The CFM56-7B engine will be a key programme for the next decade,” said MTU Aero Engines’ chief program officer Michael Schreyögg.

    “This introduction will increase the flexibility within our network to serve customer needs, builds on synergies within MTU Maintenance and ensures volume for our facility in Berlin-Brandenburg.”

    MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg’s senior vice president and managing director André Sinanian commented: “We are a key partner within the MTU network, carry out around 350 shop visits per year and are excited to be introducing this enormously and commercially successful engine type into our portfolio.

    “Full CFM56-7B overhaul capability complements our existing strengths, such as in the CF34-8/-10 programme, is a logical continuation of our small and mid-size engine portfolio, and we look forward to providing customers with highly-customised services, individual, cost-effective workscoping and rapid on-site support.”