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MTU Maintenance Canada celebrated the redelivery of the first V2500 engine for customer IAE International Aero Engines AG (IAE) in Vancouver at the end of June.
The engine falls under the contract between IAE and MTU last year that sees MTU Maintenance Canada serving V2500 aftermarket customers. The V2500 is the engine that powers the A320neo family.
“MTU Maintenance performed over one third of all V2500 shop visits worldwide in 2017–making it the number one service provider globally,” says Michael Schreyögg, chief program officer, MTU Aero Engines.
“By introducing the line in Canada, we aim to strengthen our market position and grow as the engine family matures into the early 20s.”
Helmut Neuper, president and CEO of MTU Maintenance Canada adds: “Seventeen million Canadian dollars have been invested to establish the line in Richmond, British Columbia, by MTU. The MTU Maintenance Canada facility aims to service around 25 V2500 engines this year, ramping up to 40 in 2019.”
MTU Maintenance Canada is the North American member of the MTU Maintenance network of companies, the largest independent provider of commercial engine maintenance services worldwide.
Based in Richmond, British Columbia, the company operates a shop in the immediate vicinity of Vancouver’s international airport where it repairs and overhauls engines and accessories and performs engine tests.
In addition to the V2500 engine, MTU’s Canadian affiliate holds all OEM licences required for the repair and overhaul of GE CF6 series and CFMI CFM56 engines.
Alongside accessory repairs, the company also offers its customers so-called line replaceable unit (LRU) management services which play an increasing role in MTU’s service offerings.