This year Lufthansa Technik (LHT) began offering MRO services on the LEAP-1B engine, following the signing of a branded service agreement with CFM International. The agreement, which the companies say is the first signed by an independent MRO provider, enables LHT to offer services on the LEAP-1B for customers.
ST Engineering established quick-turn services for the CFM LEAP-1B engine in mid-February at its facility in Singapore. It plans to expand its capability in LEAP-1B engines to full MRO services by the end of 2023. ST Engineering says it already has a longstanding relationship with the CFM International as a licensed service center for its CFM56-5B and -7B engines.
FL Technics Gets New Engine Borescope Certification
In early January, StandardAero acquired PTS Aviation, a boutique asset management company specialized in CFM56 engine services. StandardAero says the acquisition will expand its CFM56 engine portfolio of services and accelerate its capabilities to buy, sell and incorporate USM into the CFM56-7B and its wider portfolio of engine platforms.
MTU Grows GTF Family Capabilities
Credit: MTU Aero Engines
MTU Maintenance has added further MRO capabilities for Pratt & Whitney’s GTF family of engines. The German MRO will now provide overhaul services for the PW1500G, which powers Airbus A220s, and the PW1900G, which powers Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft. Moving forward, MTU’s Polish joint venture with Lufthansa Technik, EME Aero, will perform shop visits for the engine types.
A roundup of developments at MRO providers that have added new maintenance capabilities for aircraft engines in the first quarter of 2022.
Lindsay Bjerregaard is managing editor for Aviation Week’s MRO portfolio. Her coverage focuses on MRO technology, workforce, and product and service news for AviationWeek.com, Aviation Week Marketplace and Inside MRO.