As of July 1, 2018, Jaap Beijer became the general manager of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai. The company is a 50/50 joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Air Holding, China’s largest airline group. He joins the MTU subsidiary from his role as senior vice president Aftermarket IAE AG, following Frank Bodenhage, who will be taking on a new role within the MTU Maintenance organization as a senior vice president in Hannover, supporting the expansion of MTU’s global footprint.
“We heartily thank Frank Bodenhage for his six year tenure. In that time, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai has more than doubled in revenue and workload, surpassed the 1,000th shop visit mile-stone for both the CFM56 and V2500 engine families in which it is specialized, and cemented its position as number one engine MRO provider in China. We wish him every success in his new role,” says Michael Schreyögg, chief program officer, MTU Aero Engines. “We are also delighted to welcome Jaap Beijer to the helm of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai. He comes on board at an exciting time. We are currently expanding the facility by 50 percent and want to become the number one engine MRO in the Asian region, where we are already number two by number of shop visits,” Schreyögg added.