September 15, 2014
MTU Maintenance Zhuhai achieves 1500th shop visit milestone
MTU Maintenance Zhuhai has completed its 1500th shop visit since it commenced operations in 2003. The milestone was achieved through the scheduled shop visit of a CFM565B from an overseas customer. This highlights both the strong recent growth of this engine program and the increasing global reach of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai. In 2013 the company repaired and overhauled over 200 engines. Of which about one third came from overseas; mainly from operators in the Americas. For engines inducted over the course of 2014 so far, this share has grown to above 40%. MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a 50:50 joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Air Holding Company, is China’s market leader for engine MRO services. The company focuses on the repair of V2500 and CFM56 engines. In order to meet the growing expectations of the global aviation market, the company extended its main engine repair shop by the end of 2012 to increase the overall capacity by 50% from 200 to 300 shop visits per year.