MTU Maintenance starts #SmartNewNormal

MTU Maintenance ramps back up capacity to serve customers and respond to market needs.

05.2020 | Text: Victoria Nicholls

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Victoria Nicholls is a specialist for aftermarket topics such as engine MRO, leasing and asset management, as well as international market trends. The British-born editor lives in Berlin and works for MTU’s corporate communications in Hannover and Ludwigsfelde.

What a difference a week makes! Following a three-week suspension of operations, MTU Maintenance’s facilities in Hannover and Berlin are ramping back up their capacity to a smart new normal.

Construction of the new 22,000 m<sup>2</sup> workshop and its administrative building at MTU Maintenance Hannover is coming along nicely. Hover over the image for a bigger view

Construction of the new 22,000 m2 workshop and its administrative building at MTU Maintenance Hannover is coming along nicely.

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Construction of the new 22,000 m2 workshop and its administrative building at MTU Maintenance Hannover is coming along nicely.

MLS is currently performing engine inspections virtually, too. This gives the inspectors a general idea of the engine’s condition without their being physically present. Hover over the image for a bigger view

MLS is currently performing engine inspections virtually, too. This gives the inspectors a general idea of the engine’s condition without their being physically present.

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MLS is currently performing engine inspections virtually, too. This gives the inspectors a general idea of the engine’s condition without their being physically present.

Across its network, MTU Maintenance is flexibly adjusting its shop capacities to meet demand going forward. Additionally, the company has identified critical parts and repairs and, as a result, has already negotiated and reached agreements with the respective governments to remain working in its MRO facilities in Dallas, Vancouver and Zhuhai. It is also continuing operations at its repair centers in Munich and Kuala Lumpur. Furthermore, the company is continuing to invest in and carry out construction work across its network, as in Hannover, where a 22,000-square-meter production hall and accompanying administrative building is progressing well.

This #SmartNewNormal is true to the MTU way: the company’s dedicated engine experts never give up until the best solution possible has been found. This applies even more in this new and ever-evolving situation. Like, for instance, at MTU Maintenance Lease Services (MLS), which recently carried out a virtual inspection for customer Vallair. While a virtual inspection can never replace a real one, it does give insight into the condition of the engine and how best to manage the asset moving forward.

Video: Ramping up again at Hannover Article with video

Ramping up again at Hannover

Watch the video to get an idea of how different things looked while operations were sus-pended compared with now following the ramp-up. To the video ...

During these challenging times, the company considers such creative and intelligent approaches as its contribution to getting the aviation industry going again. MTU is supporting airlines with its innovative and cost-effective engine solutions as they optimize cash flows and cut costs in any way possible in their battle to survive. In addition, the MRO provider continues to invest in cost-reduction measures for operators, including smart repairs and flexible leasing services as well as sourcing teardown engines and used serviceable material. Such options also help mitigate fluctuations in the supply chain, while ensuring critical flight safety and an effective industry restart.

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