MTU Maintenance Canada, MTU’s stronghold and competence center for military engine maintenance, will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the United States Air Force’s (USAF) F108 engines beginning in the fourth quarter of this year. MTU Maintenance will be partnering with GE Aviation on the five-year contract (one-year base and four one-year option periods), taking responsibility for maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
The F108 is the military variant of the CFM56-2 engine and powers the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft. USAF has over 300 of these aircraft and 1,500-plus egines in its fleet. The -2 variant differs only slightly from the CFM56-3, for which MTU Maintenance has been carrying out MRO at its facility in Canada for over 15 years.Email Post to a Friend