Posted on: 16 December 2014 by Mark Howells
MTU Maintenance has signed a ten year agreement with India’s Air Costa to provide the airline with its Total Engine Care programme, under which MTU will offer exclusive maintenance on the airline’s CF34-8/-10 engines as well as line replacement unit (LRU) management and spare engines.
The CF34-8/-10 engines, which power Air Costa’s Embraer 170 and 190 fleet, will be overhauled at MTU’s Berlin Brandenburg facility, whilst LRU management services will be conducted by MTU Maintenance Canada. Spare engine support will be delivered by MTU Maintenance Leases Services, a joint venture with Japanese Sumitomo Corporation based in Amsterdam, providing integrated leasing solutions to MTU’s MRO customers.
Air Costa, which is MTU’s first Indian customer, recently placed an order for 50 E2 E-Jets from Embraer, making the order the second largest ever by an airline for that aircraft type.