MTU Maintenance has launched an expanded portfolio of on-site, near-wing and quick-turn services.
Collected under a new banner – called ‘ON-SITEPlus’ – MTU said the development and rebranding of the portfolio “underscores the importance of on-site and near wing activities as a means to reduce maintenance cost and extend on-wing times”.
The company noted that the trend had been “particularly prevalent” during the Covid-19 crisis and “is expected to continue as the industry recovers post-pandemic”.
MTU Maintenance’s ON-SITEPlus team carries out AOG support, on and near-wing repairs from borescope inspections to module swaps as well as hospital shop visits for a large engine portfolio, including the CF6, CF34, CFM56, GE90, LEAP, and V2500 engines. The company has six on-site facilities across the globe and over 120 authority approvals.
“We intelligently customise solutions from all services in our broad portfolio to ensure continued and reliable operations,” said MTU Aero Engines’ senior vice president MRO programs Martin Friis-Petersen. “Wherever possible we repair on or near-wing and to the highest MTU standards. In doing so, we minimise disruption, reduce overall cost and complexity, as well as maximise engine usage for our customers. We see great demand for such services in the future and as such, will continue to invest in this business area in coming years.”
MTU said its largest ON-SITEPlus facility, MTU Maintenance Dallas, had recently expanded its available dock space by 40,000sq ft to provide short- and long-term engine storage to support customer needs.
“The ‘plus’ in ON-SITEPlus symbolises not only the wide range of our services and additional support, but also our credo ‘customer first better every day’ in which we are dedicated to going above and beyond and always delivering more,” said MTU Maintenance’s director of on-site services Arne Straatmann.
“Time is of the essence when it comes to such services, and we provide smart customised service packages that encompass various aspects of the MTU portfolio to increase the speed of our response. These include for instance, material solutions from our own supply in AOG situations or spare engines to ensure continued operations during repair.”