MTU Aero Engines suspends operations at several facilities

MTU Aero Engines will temporary suspend a large proportion of operations across several facilities in Europe. In doing so, the company is taking into account the interruptions in material supply that have begun. At the same time, it is doing its part to protect employees and contain the spread of the virus. In the areas that are required to stay operational, the company has enforced measures to protect its employees from infection.

The temporary suspension will first affect MTU’s manufacturing facilities in Munich, Germany, and Rzeszów, Poland, where engines are assembled or engine components manufactured. Activities will be ramped down by the end of the week in a coordinated approach. Operations are expected to be suspended for three weeks from Monday, March 30.

A week later, the company will suspend operations at its engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Hannover and Ludwigsfelde, near Berlin. By deferring this slightly, the company will be able to complete shop visits and ensure an organized start to the suspension. Operations at these facilities are expected to be reduced to an absolute minimum for three weeks, the company will remain available to its customers.

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