MTU Maintenance Zhuhai has completed its facility expansion to increase existing capacity by 50 percent to 450 shop visits per year and adding 13,600 square meters.
A joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airlines, the company experienced a slow second quarter. However, company officials are quietly confident about 2021.
“We’re extremely confident in the recovery of the Chinese and Asian market region, as underlined by our commitment to building a second facility in the region announced earlier this week,” said Michael Schreyögg, Chief Program Officer, MTU Aero Engines. “Despite a slow second quarter, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai is back operating at nearly 100 percent and assuming this trend continues, we’re very optimistic about 2021 at the facility.”
The shop recently completed its 3,000th engine, a V2500 from its joint venture partner. “I’m delighted that we achieved both these milestones and have the chance to celebrate some positive news in what has been a turbulent year for our industry,” said Jaap Beijer, President and CEO, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai. “I’d like to express my gratitude to our joint venture partner for the on-going, great collaboration.”
The Zhuhai shop provides comprehensive services for CFM56, LEAP and V2500 engines, has an advanced machinery and performs 80 percent of parts repairs in-house. Located in Zhuhai’s free trade zone, the facility benefits from its proximity to Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Macao. In addition to China Southern, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai serves over 70 customers from China, Asia and around the world.
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