MTU Adds More Pratt GTF MRO Services

MTU says the agreement will run for the lifespan of the GTF engine program.
Credit: MTU Aero Engines

MTU Maintenance, the MRO division of MTU Aero Engines, has added further MRO capabilities for Pratt & Whitney’s GTF family engines.

The Germany-based company will now provide overhaul services for the PW1500G, which powers the Airbus A220 aircraft and PW1900G – the option for the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft. 

MTU says the agreement will run for the lifespan of the GTF engine program, which in addition to maintenance, the company also contributes to engine development and production for. MTU is part of Pratt’s MRO network and in late 2020, its China-based MTU Maintenance Zhuhai joined the OEM’s aftermarket program.

Previously, MTU provided MRO services for the PW1100G powering A320neo aircraft. In addition, MTU’s EME Aero joint venture with Lufthansa Technik, based in Rzesow, Poland, will undertake PW1900G services having introduced PW1500G overhauls last year. To date, it has already carried out its first shop visit on a PW1500G. 

“We have a growing backlog of engine orders and see increasing demand for GTF engine family shop visits,” says Tom Pelland, senior vice president of GTF Engines at Pratt & Whitney. “By working with MTU, we know we have a team of experienced and reliable maintenance providers to help meet our global customers’ needs.”

Michael Schreyögg, chief program officer of MTU Aero Engines, adds: “This cooperation is further expanding our great and intensive partnership with Pratt & Whitney and strengthens our position as a leading MRO expert.”

Aviation Week’s Fleet & MRO Forecast predicts that after the PW1100G, the PW1500G and PW1900G will account for the highest volume of deliveries respectively over the next decade. The PW1500G will have an estimated 1,756 deliveries between this year and 2031, with the PW1900G seeing approximately 840 deliveries in the same period.

James Pozzi

As Aviation Week's MRO Editor EMEA, James Pozzi covers the latest industry news from the European region and beyond. He also writes in-depth features on the commercial aftermarket for Inside MRO.