MTU Maintenance Canada becomes F138 engine depot for the United States Air Force

Helmut Neuper President and CEO, MTU Canada ©MTU

MTU Maintenance Canada, MTU’s competence center for military engine maintenance, will support the United States Air Force’s (USAF) F138 engines and components with depot maintenance, repair and overhaul. The contract is currently valued at US$225 million, awarded via the Canadian Commercial Corporation and runs for ten-years to February 2030.

The F138 is the military variant of the CF6-80C2 engine and powers the C-5M Super Galaxy – the largest aircraft in the USAF inventory with four of these engines. The CF6-80C2 program was recently introduced at MTU Maintenance Canada, with the first engine inducted in early 2020 and test cell correlation currently underway.

“The CF6-80C2, and its military variant the F138, is a logical introduction into the MTU Maintenance Canada portfolio, as we have already serviced CF6-50 and KC-10 engines in the past,” adds Helmut Neuper, CEO and President, MTU Maintenance Canada. “We had a great track record of 100 percent on-time delivery within the KC-10 program, a military derivative of the CF6-50 engine, and are delighted to have become prime contractor in this case.” The first F138 USAF delivery order is expected in April this year. 

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