January 26, 2015
MTU Maintenance wins Sky Airline from Chile for CFM56-5B maintenance
The Chilean low-cost carrier Sky Airline has awarded MTU Maintenance an exclusive total engine care maintenance contract covering their fleet of CFM56-5B engines. The contract has a duration of eight years. Apart from core maintenance, MTU Maintenance will provide the airline with spare engines via its recently founded engine lease company MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V. as well as on-site repairs and MTUPlus Engine Trend Monitoring. Sky Airline is therefore benefitting from MTU’s all-encompassing Total Engine Care (TEC) program. The engines will be overhauled at MTU Maintenance’s Asian location in Zhuhai, China. Sky Airline is Chile’s second-largest airline and the country’s largest low-cost carrier. The airline was founded in 2001 and operates a fleet of 16 Airbus A319 and A320. Sky Airline serves 14 destinations within Chile as well as additional locations in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Peru.