Asiana Airlines signs with MTU for V2500 MRO
MTU Maintenance has announced that it has signed a five-year V2500 contract with Asiana Airlines. The contract covers MRO of 40 percent and engine trend monitoring for all of Asiana Airline and its subsidiaries’ V2500 fleet. The deal is worth around €245 million (US$282 million).
Asiana Airlines executive vice president for corporate support, E-Bae Kim, said: “We are delighted to have strengthened our relationship with MTU Maintenance. We have worked together on engine maintenance in the past and received excellent service throughout that period. Asiana Airlines looks forward to building on this successful history with the new V2500 agreement.” Michael Schreyogg, chief programme officer at MTU Aero engines said: “We are delighted to have signed a contract with Asiana Airlines. MTU Maintenance established a representative office in Seoul over a year ago and is successively expanding its presence worldwide. We take this agreement as a clear sign that our strategy of being close to the customer is appreciated.”
Asiana Airlines and its subsidiaries have a combined fleet of 125 V2500s, including spares, operating on their A321 aircraft. MTU Maintenance provides MRO services to 35 percent of the world’s V2500 fleet in Germany, Canada and China.