MTU Aero Engines is developing an on-wing engine cleaning process using carbon dioxide, or “dry ice,” meaning that it can penetrate deep into the engine without leaving residue unlike other cleaning systems. “We are currently testing the process with airline partners, and so far the tests are extremely encouraging,” says Stefan Weingartner, CEO of commercial maintenance at MTU. Speaking at the Aviation Week Engine MRO Forum in Munich, Weingartner explained the benefits of the MTU ...


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