MTU Maintenance says it aims to become the number one on-site and near wing engine service provider in Europe with its new dedicated facility in the region of Berlin Brandenburg. The opening of the new facility will happen in November 2021 and will house quick-turn engine bays and be a base for a dedicated on-site and AOG team for CF34-8/-10 and CFM56-7B and, later in 2022, CFM56-5B and V2500 engines. With the new facility located in direct proximity to MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg in Ludwigsfelde, MTU is following its philosophy to carry out smaller workscopes in dedicated bays to reduce shop visit complexity and to ensure lean processes. The workscopes provided will range from small repairs up to hot section workscopes.
“We made the strategic decision to increase our presence and support in Europe to capture demand post COVID-19,” says Michael Schreyögg, chief program officer, MTU Aero Engines. “On-site support as a way of prolonging time on-wing and keeping airlines flying has been key to airlines throughout the pandemic. We expect this trend to continue in years to come and are ensuring we are available to customers around the clock – providing the technical expertise and high quality they have come to expect from MTU.”
The on-site service center location was strategically chosen to benefit from the extensive experience and synergies within the MTU Maintenance network. “At MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg, we carry out hundreds of on-site and field service events for CF34 and Pratt & Whitney Canada engines as well as for LM series aeroderivative industrial gas turbines each year,” states André Sinanian, managing director and senior vice president, MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg. “Our technical expertise is second to none and we look forward to expanding our capabilities with this new site.”