MTU Maintenance, the global market leader in customized solutions for aero engines, continues to grow its ON-SITEPlus network: To this end, it is expanding capabilities at its facilities in Australia, Brazil and the USA.
MTU Maintenance Service Centre Australia Pty Ltd has recently gained Part 145 approval from Australian CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) for CF34-series aero engines. Similarly, MTU Maintenance do Brasil Ltda located in São Paulo has been granted FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) approval for the CFM56 engine family. Furthermore, MTU Maintenance Dallas will relocate to a larger facility creating significantly more capacity.
"These new approvals for our ON-SITEPlus network are another important step in achieving MTU’s mission to keep growing our on-site services for aero engines, by providing the right capabilities in the right locations", said André Sinanian, Managing Director & Senior Vice President MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH and responsible for the Global On-Site & Field Service Network at MTU Aero Engines.
"We are very pleased that we now have a truly global ON-SITEPlus network approved by the key airworthiness authorities that our customers need. This enables us to respond faster to calls for customer support, while at the same time minimizing the carbon footprint of our engine experts by having them based locally", added Martin Friis-Petersen, Senior Vice President MRO Programs at MTU Aero Engines.
From now on, MTU Maintenance Service Centre Australia will be able to perform inspection, repair and modification work as well as borescope inspections and borescope blending. The corresponding CASA Part-145 approval covers CF34-10E engines. This is the first aviation sector capability for the Perth, Western Australia shop after nine years of successful operations as a Level 2 service center for LM6000 and LM2500 industrial and marine gas turbines. MTU Maintenance Service Centre Australia is the only on-site services provider in the South Pacific region for turbofan engines.
MTU Maintenance do Brasil, which is already certified by Brazilian ANAC (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) for V2500, CFM56-3/-5/-7, CF34-10, CF6-80 and GE90 engines, has now also been awarded FAA approval for the CFM56 engine family. This enables MTU to offer its customers true added value as a dual release from EASA and FAA is usually required for engines operated outside Brazil. MTU Maintenance do Brasil is also active in the industrial gas turbine sector, with Level 2 tooling support for the LM2500 and LM6000 turbine series.
Recently, MTU already announced that MTU Maintenance Dallas, Inc. will soon relocate from Grapevine, Texas to a much larger facility at nearby Fort Worth Alliance Airport, which includes a 100,000 lbs of thrust capable test cell. Within MTU Maintenance, the Dallas facility is the center for on-site services in North America. The shop holds approvals from EASA, FAA, and multiple other certifications from regulatory agencies across the globe.