MTU To Launch New Engine Services In Berlin Next Month

The smaller workscopes will help reduce shop visit complexity and ensuring lean processes, according to MTU.
Credit: MTU Maintenance

MTU Maintenance will build up its engine MRO capability in Berlin by launching new on-site services for several engine types from the facility in November.

The new facility at Berlin-Brandenburg will focus on quick-turn engine bays while also providing a base for on-site and AOG teams for CF34-8/-10 and CFM56-7B engine models. From 2022, this will be expanded to more narrowbody engines in the form CFM56-5B and V2500 families.

The company says the move was carried out to ensure smaller workscopes in dedicated bays as a means of reducing shop visit complexity and ensuring lean processes. Provided workscopes will range from small repairs up to hot section workscopes.

“We made the strategic decision to increase our presence and support in Europe to capture demand post COVID-19,” says Michael Schreyögg, chief program officer at MTU Aero Engines. “On-site support as a way of prolonging time on-wing and keeping airlines flying has been key to airlines throughout the pandemic…” he adds.

MTU sees the Berlin site as a good match for its existing capabilities. In the German capital, it already carries out similar on-site and field service events for CF34 and Pratt & Whitney Canada engines as well as for LM series engines.

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.