International Aero Engines and MTU Maintenance have signed an 11-year PW1100G-JM aftermarket agreement, committing themselves to further investment in the engine’s aftermarket network. The contract covers a large quantity of shop visits per year, in addition to the existing and substantial commitments to the program. This is a clear and strong signal to the industry that, despite the current unprecedented crisis it is facing, both companies still believe in the mid- and long-term success of the PW1100G-JM engine program – part of the GTF family and flying on the A320neo.
“As the industry continues to emerge from the pandemic, we continue to see the long runway of growth for the GTF engine program,” said Tom Pelland, president of IAE. “We want to ensure that we match that growth with a global presence and strong aftermarket capabilities that support GTF customers now, and in the future. This is why we, together with MTU, are committing and investing in the aftermarket network and we are excited about continuing to grow our collaboration.” Its GTF family of engines helps drive more efficient, sustainable air travel, enabling airlines to open new routes and fly more people farther, with less fuel – and much lower noise.
Michael Schreyögg, MTU’s Chief Program officer concurs: “The mid and long-term prospects of the aviation industry remain solid. We will believe in the recovery of the avia-tion industry, and as such are investing in its future today.” For its part, MTU Mainte-nance, third largest MRO provider worldwide, will be further investing in the program throughout its global network. This is in addition to the Geared Turbofan engine family specialized facility, EME Aero, a joint venture with Lufthansa Technik, that has been online since the end of 2019.