MTU Maintenance and long-standing partner Sichuan Airlines have signed an engine MRO contract for the airline’s V2500 and CFM56-5B engines. The agreement covers 259 engines including spares for a five-year period and services will be carried out at MTU Maintenance’s facilities in Zhuhai, Hannover and Vancouver. Sichuan Airlines operates 119 V2500 and CFM56-5B powered A319, A320 and A321 aircraft.
“We have established an excellent professional relationship with MTU Maintenance Zhuhai over the past decade,” says Shao Chuan, general manager of Maintenance & Engineering Department of Sichuan Airlines. “As such we have selected them as our maintenance provider for our V2500 and CFM56-5B fleet. They have an outstanding reputation for highly-customized and cost-effective MRO services and we are confident they will provide us with the very best solution across our entire engine fleet.”
“This tri-facility agreement is the first of its kind for MTU Maintenance and gives us the flexibility within our network to ensure the slot availability, quality, turnaround time and cost-effectiveness commitments we have made to Sichuan Airlines,” adds Michael Schreyögg, chief program officer, MTU Aero Engines. “We are delighted to apply our unrivaled engine expertise to the Sichuan Airlines fleet and look forward to supporting them with the best solution to maximize their asset usage and avoid unnecessary spend during this difficult time for the airline industry.”