Maintenance company EME Aero acquires building site in Jasionka in Poland

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 26, 2018 16:42

Maintenance company EME Aero acquires building site in Jasionka in Poland

Starting in May 2018, a new maintenance facility will be erected in Jasionka (province of Sub-carpathia) in the south-east of Poland. EME Aero (Engine Maintenance Europe), a joint venture of Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines, has officially acquired the building site for the planned maintenance shop in Poland’s Aviation Valley near Rzeszów airport. The two parties to the joint venture will invest a total amount of around 150 million euros in the region by 2020.

EME Aero will have a workforce of around 800 employees in the future and is slated to be up and running in 2020. The planned annual capacity is over 400 shop visits of PW1000G-series geared turbofan engines, which power the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft and other airliners.

Derrick Siebert, EME Aero CEO, says: “We have made a big step forward in our project of providing maintenance for an entirely new generation of commercial engines in Europe. We are very pleased. All the more so as the location in Jasionka in Po-land’s Aviation Valley offers us the optimum infrastructure for our new MRO company.” Uwe Zachau, EME Aero COO, adds: “The acquisition of the land marks a key milestone for us. Now we can press ahead at full speed with the construction of the new joint shop.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 26, 2018 16:42