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MTU Maintenance reaches 4,000 CF6 shop visits milestone

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Tatjana Obrazcova
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MTU Maintenance celebrates the delivery of its 4,000th CF6 engine, a CF6-80C2 from customer Air Transport International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. The shop visit was performed by MTU Maintenance’s North American branch in Vancouver.

MTU Maintenance has been supporting the CF6 since four decades, starting with CF6-50 in 1982. The CF6-80C2 version was introduced in its portfolio in 1989 and counts for more than half of shop visits performed thus far. While MTU stopped serving the CF6-50 in 2020, the company remains committed to the CF6-80C2 as MTU also provides MRO services for the military variant of the engine, the F138. Its long-term experience and its ability to serve both commercial and military customers makes MTU Maintenance a reliable MRO provider for this engine, also in the long-term. For Air Transport International, the company has already performed more than 40 shop visits since 2019.

Michael Schreyögg, Chief Program Officer, MTU Aero Engines, commented: “We are glad to celebrate this milestone with Air Transport International as the customer’s growing fleet allows us to further ramp-up our CF6-80C2 volume in the years to come. We are engine experts and dedicated to achieving maximum performance and optimal engine life for our customer’s engines. We thank all our customers for their trust in us in during the last 40 years. Without them, we would not have been able to reach such a milestone.”

Jim O’Grady, president of Air Transport International, said: “MTU has done a tremendous job supporting our CF6 engine maintenance program. ATI provides the highest levels of service and expertise to our customers around the globe, so we demand the same commitment from our suppliers as well.”

Air Transport International is a US-based airline whose fleet includes over 40 CF6-equipped Boeing 767 aircraft. Through more than four decades and thousands of hours of cargo and combination passenger and cargo aircraft operations, ATI has developed the specialized equipment and valuable expertise to respond to emergency one-time charters as well as long-term scheduled programs. Learn more at airtransport.cc.

MTU Maintenance is the largest independent MRO provider worldwide, with over 30 engine types in its portfolio and operating a global MRO network. It is part of MTU Aero Engines, which has defined the overall sustainability goals for the group. MTU’s aspirations as a sustainable industrial company include responsible and environmentally friendly procurement and a safe and attractive working environment. Overall, its activities cover six fields of action: product, manufacturing and maintenance, corporate governance, employees, society, and procurement practices. Alongside its initiatives to reduce the climate footprint of its sites, MTU is working on revolutionary propulsion concepts targeting climate neutral aviation in 2050.

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