Asiana Air­lines signs on MTU Main­te­nance

As per the five-year deal, the MRO spe­cial­ist will over­see main­te­nance work for Asiana Air­line’s V2500 fleet

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Asiana Air­lines has signed a five-year MRO con­tract with MTU Main­te­nance, who has been tapped to over­see the main­te­nance, re­pair and over­haul of the car­rier’s V2500 fleet. The deal is re­ported to be worth around $279m.

The South Korean pas­sen­ger and cargo air­line op­er­ate both do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional flights for ap­prox­i­mately 100 routes. To date, Asiana Air­line main­tains a com­bined fleet of 125 V2500-pow­ered en­gines, which are utilised on their A321 air­craft.

“We have worked to­gether on en­gine main­te­nance in the past and re­ceived ex­cel­lent ser­vice through­out that pe­riod. Asiana Air­lines looks for­ward to build­ing on this suc­cess­ful his­tory with the new V2500 agree­ment,” shared E-Bae Kim, Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent – Cor­po­rate Sup­port, Asiana Air­lines.

“We are sure that MTU Main­te­nance will con­tinue to pro­vide the highly-cus­tom­ized and in­tel­li­gent MRO sup­port we have come to rely on.”

En­gine MRO spe­cial­ist MTU Main­te­nance has al­most two decades of ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing on the V2500 en­gine fam­ily. Serv­ing over 90 V2500 cus­tomers glob­ally, the com­pany re­port­edly han­dles the main­te­nance of roughly 35% of the world’s V2500 fleet.

“MTU Main­te­nance es­tab­lished a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of­fice in Seoul over a year ago and is suc­ces­sively ex­pand­ing its pres­ence world­wide. We take this agree­ment as a clear sign that our strat­egy of be­ing close to the cus­tomer is ap­pre­ci­ated,” com­mented Michael Schreyögg, chief pro­gram of­fi­cer, MTU Aero En­gines.

Asiana Air­line has 125 V2500-pow­ered en­gines in its fleet.

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