Posted on: 04 March 2015 by Ross McSweeny
MTU Maintenance has announced that VECA (Vuelos Economicos de Centro America) Airlines, a start-up carrier from El Salvador, has become as a new customer for V2500 engine maintenance following exclusive agreement which makes MTU Maintenance responsible for the airline’s engine MRO as well as on-wing services and engine trend monitoring.In addition, MTU Maintenance will support VECA Airlines’ engine line replaceable units (LRU). To facilitate operations, it will establish a dedicated LRU storage pool directly in El Salvador. Customer training completes the services provided under the company’s Total Engine Care (TEC) package. The contract with VECA will run for ten years and has a value of approximately €170 million.VECA Airlines started operations in January 2015 with a flight between San Salvador and Guatemala City. The new carrier intends to establish a route network across the main markets in the Americas. The airline currently operates a fleet of two Airbus A319s but has an ambitious growth plan over the coming years, which is covered by the engine maintenance contract.