MTU Maintenance and Malaysia Airlines Berhad have signed an exclusive 10-year contract for the airline’s over 100 CFM56-7B engines. The contract covers maintenance, repair and overhaul for the engine fleet until phase-out and includes lease engines and LLP management.
Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia and transports 40,000 guests on more than 300 flights daily to 59 destinations around the world.
“We are delighted to be partnering with MTU Maintenance,” said Captain Izham Ismail, group chief executive officer of Malaysia Airlines. “We are confident that MTU will provide the flexible, reliable service needed to keep our B737-800 fleet safely flying as well as an optimized cost per flight hour that supports our bottom line.”
“This is the largest CFM56-7B contract signed by MTU Maintenance to date,” said Michael Schreyögg, Chief Program Officer, MTU Aero Engines. “MTU is proud to be supporting Malaysia Airlines with our exceptional and intelligent solutions as their CFM56-7B engines enter the mature stage of their lifecycle. We look forward to proactively managing Malaysia Airlines’ fleet, maximizing engine usage and reducing cost for our partner.”
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