MTU Maintenance signs multiple contracts at Zhuhai Airshow

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 7, 2018 14:06

MTU Maintenance signs multiple contracts at Zhuhai Airshow

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai has signed a number of agreements at the Zhuhai Airshow in China. The first was a five-year agreement with longstanding customer Hainan Airlines for V2500 MRO services. Hainan Airlines and MTU Maintenance Zhuhai have worked together on CFM56 engines for well over ten years and are now expanding their cooperation to include the V2500 engines powering the airline’s A320 fleet.

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai also committed to supporting China Southern Air Leasing Company with V2500 teardown and material management services. Cooperation was also intensified with joint venture partner China Southern Airlines, with commitments to providing training for China Southern maintenance and engineering staff regarding on-site repairs. This enables China Southern to improve its competencies in this area, and MTU Maintenance Zhuhai gains additional flexibility to serve other customers with on-site and AOG support.

Beyond these agreements, contracts were signed at the airshow with both Vietnam Airlines for V2500 engines and VietJet Air for their CFM56-5B engines earlier in the year. These are MTU Maintenance Zhuhai’s first contracts in Vietnam.

In total, the contracts are estimated to have a value of over $500 million.

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai is located in Zhuhai’s free trade zone and benefits from its proximity to Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Macao.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 7, 2018 14:06