MTU Maintenance has made leadership changes by appointing two new managers to head operations in the North American region.
Uwe Zachau has taken over as Managing Director and CEO of MTU Maintenance Canada, with effect from March 1. He succeeds Helmut Neuper. As Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of EME Aero, Zachau oversaw the construction and introduction of a green-field facility specialized in MRO for the GTF family of engines.
Zachau’s appointment follows that of Nezam Moghadassian, in December last year, as President and General Manager of MTU Maintenance Dallas. Moghadassian takes over from Peter Costen, who retired from the company at the end of 2020.
“We are delighted that Uwe Zachau will be heading up our facility in Delta, B.C.,” said Michael Schreyögg, Chief Program Officer, MTU Aero Engines. “We are confident Uwe’s extensive experience within the MTU family will make him the perfect leader to steer the facility and drive innovation forward in the coming years.
“We are also extremely glad to welcome Nezam Moghadassian as President and GM of MTU Maintenance Dallas,” added Schreyögg. “With his over 30 years’ experience as mechanic, engineer and technical, sales and operations manager within major US airlines, we are delighted to gain his excellent practical expertise, in-depth customer understanding and pragmatic leadership skills.”
Based in British Columbia (BC), MTU Maintenance Canada repairs and overhauls engines and accessories and performs engine tests. The company holds licenses for work on the CF6, CFM56 and V2500 engine families. Alongside accessory repairs, the Canadian engines experts also offer their customers so-called Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) management services which play an increasing role in MTU’s service offerings.
“The MTU Maintenance group saw significant growth in its on-site services throughout 2020, mirroring airlines need for smaller fixes to keep fleets flying during the crisis and lessors looking for smooth engine transitions and technical support for their fleets,” adds Schreyögg. “This is a service we intend to expand into 2021, as the trend towards cost efficiency among customers increases.”
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