Asiana Airlines has signed a five-year MRO contract with MTU Maintenance, who has been tapped to oversee the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the carrier’s V2500 fleet. The deal is reported to be worth around 245 million euros.
The South Korean passenger and cargo airline operate both domestic and international flights for approximately 100 routes. To date, Asiana Airline maintains a combined fleet of 125 V2500-powered engines, which are utilised on their A321 aircraft.
Commenting on the agreement, E-Bae Kim, Executive Vice President – Corporate Support, Asiana Airlines, shared: “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.
"We are sure that MTU Maintenance will continue to provide the highly-customized and intelligent MRO support we have come to rely on.”
Engine MRO specialist MTU Maintenance has almost two decades of experience working on the V2500 engine family. Serving over 90 V2500 customers globally, the company reportedly handles the maintenance of roughly 35% of the world’s V2500 fleet.
Michael Schreyögg, chief program officer, MTU Aero Engines, commented: “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.”