MTU Maintenance signs 13-year contract with JetBlue Airways

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood July 23, 2019 12:55

MTU Maintenance signs 13-year contract with JetBlue Airways

MTU Maintenance has revealed that JetBlue Airways has signed an exclusive 13-year contract for the airline’s V2500 pre-select fleet.

The contract covers maintenance, repair and overhaul for the engines from 2020 to 2033.

This contract takes MTU Maintenance’s total contract wins to $4.5 billion for the first seven months of 2019, the company says.

Warren Christie, senior vice president safety security and fleet operations, JetBlue, said: “We are delighted to have MTU on board to support us with smart strategies during this stage of the V2500 engine program.

“Our partnership dates back to 2005 when we began relying on MTU for their engine expertise and customized MRO solutions. We look forward to adding a new chapter to our strong partnership for the next decade and beyond.”

Michael Schreyögg, Chief Program Officer, MTU Aero Engines, added: “We are proud to have signed one of our biggest contracts ever and to be supporting JetBlue with their V2500 pre-select engines. Our fleet management expertise will enable us to provide cost-efficient solutions for JetBlue right up to fleet retirement.

“We specialise in engine solutions across the entire lifecycle. Gone are the days of standard MRO. Fleet management, based on our outstanding technical expertise and capabilities along the value chain, is the future of our industry. And MTU is the leader in tailoring services to each and every engine in the fleet, proactively maximizing engine usage and significantly reducing cost for the airline.”

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood July 23, 2019 12:55