MRO Management

Uwe Zachau appointed to lead MTU Maintenance Canada

MTU Uwe_Zachau

MTU Maintenance has appointed Uwe Zachau as managing director and CEO of MTU Maintenance Canada.

Zachau (pictured above) takes over from Helmut Neuper, who has left the company of his own accord having run the facility for the past four years. MTU Aero Engines chief program officer Michael Schreyögg thanked Neuper for his “commitment” and wished him “all the best in his future endeavours”.

On Zachau, who has over 15 years of experience in the MRO business, Schreyögg commented: “We are confident Uwe’s extensive experience within the MTU family will make him the perfect leader to steer the facility and drive innovation forward in the coming years.”

Zachau has previously served as managing director and chief operating officer of EME Aero, overseeing the construction and introduction of a green-field facility specialised in MRO for the GTF family of engines.

MTU Nezam_Moghadassian
Nezam Moghadassian

MTU also announced the appointment of Nezam Moghadassian to president and general manager of MTU Maintenance Dallas. He took over the role in December 2020.

“With his over 30 years’ experience as mechanic, engineer and technical, sales and operations manager within major US airlines, we are delighted to gain his excellent practical expertise, in-depth customer understanding and pragmatic leadership skills,” said Schreyögg.

Moghadassian takes over from Peter Costen, who retired from the company at the end of 2020. “We thank Peter for his service and wish him a very happy retirement,” Schreyögg added.

He concluded: “The MTU Maintenance group saw significant growth in its on-site services throughout 2020, mirroring airlines’ need for smaller fixes to keep fleets flying during the crisis and lessors looking for smooth engine transitions and technical support for their fleets. This is a service we intend to expand into 2021, as the trend towards cost efficiency among customers increases.”

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