MTU Maintenance wins Central American VECA Airlines for V2500 maintenance

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP March 5, 2015 16:47

MTU Maintenance wins Central American VECA Airlines for V2500 maintenance

MTU Maintenance, one of the leading maintenance providers for commercial aircraft engines worldwide, can count VECA (Vuelos Economicos de Centro America) Airlines, a start-up carrier from El Salvador, as a new customer for the maintenance of its V2500 engines. Under the exclusive agreement, MTU Maintenance will be responsible for the airline’s engine MRO as well as on-wing services and engine trend monitoring. In addition, MTU Maintenance will support VECA Airlines’ engine line replaceable units (LRU).

To facilitate operations, it will establish a dedicated LRU storage pool directly in El Salvador. Customer training completes the services provided under the company’s unique Total Engine Care (TEC) package. The contract with VECA Airlines will run for ten years and has a value of approximately €170 million (in excess of US$200 million).

“We are proud to be partnering with VECA Airlines, an ambitious start-up entering the Central American market,” said Michael Schreyögg, Chief Program Officer and Member of the Executive Board at MTU Aero Engines. “With an innovative set of services, MTU Maintenance is offering its customers substantial benefits, especially when it comes to reduced operational and maintenance costs. We are looking forward to supporting VECA Airlines with our outstanding experience in V2500 engine maintenance and beyond.”

VECA Airlines started operations this January with a flight between San Salvador and Guatemala City. The new carrier intends to establish a route network across the main markets in the Americas. The airline currently operates a fleet of two Airbus A319 but has an ambitious growth plan over the next years, which is covered by the engine maintenance contract.

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