MTU Maintenance Zhuhai has inducted its first PW1100G-JM, the first in China and a key milestone in the facility’s history that lays the groundwork for future growth and success. MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airlines Ltd., plans to service PW1100G-JM engines at its existing facility, as well as its second facility in the neighboring Jinwan distract, planned for 2024.
“We are delighted that MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a highly-experienced MRO provider and the largest engine MRO shop in Asia, has inducted its first PW1100G-JM engine,” says Joe Sylvestro, vice president, Aftermarket Global Operations at Pratt & Whitney. “The facility will play a crucial role in increasing MRO capacity for this engine type in the Asia Pacific region and supporting the GTF’s growing fleet.”
As the third facility within the MTU network with full disassembly, assembly and test capabilities for PW1100G-JM engines, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai joined the Pratt & Whitney network for the MRO of Pratt & Whitney GTF™ PW1100G-JM engines in December of 2020. Since then, the shop in the Pearl Delta region of China, has been preparing equipment and staff as well as attaining EASA and FAA certification for this engine type. It plans to complete test cell correlation and CAAC approval by end of the year.
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“We are ready and prepared to receive more shop visits from customers all over the world and look forward to the ramp-up in the coming months and years,” says Jaap Beijer, President and CEO, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai. “We are excited to become a reliable network collaborator and top performer for services on this engine type.”
MTU Maintenance Zhuhai added LEAP engines to its portfolio in 2019 and has been reliably serving V2500 and CFM56 engines since it was founded nearly 20 years ago. Located in Zhuhai's free trade zone, the facility benefits from its proximity to Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Macao. Service teams can be dispatched to the customers in the region in no time. The Zhuhai shop has an advanced machinery and performs 80 percent of parts repairs in-house. In addition to China Southern, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai serves over 90 customers from China, Asia and around the world, including International Aero Engines, Saudia Airlines and All Nippon Airways, as well as Chinese Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and Hainan Airlines. The PW1100G-JM program is currently served at MTU Maintenance Hannover and EME Aero in Poland. Additionally, part repairs are carried out at MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg and MTU Aero Engines in Munich.
Source: MTU Aero Engines
Date: Oct 5, 2021
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