Posted on: 07 April 2016 by Mark Howells
VivaAerobus and MTU Maintenance have signed an exclusive 5-year contract for the latter to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul of IAE V2500-A5 engines on the airline’s seven leased Airbus A320s.
MTU Maintenance has already performed more than 4,000 shop visits for the V2500 engines since it started its MRO services for this propulsion system in 1989. The company will be providing VivaAerobus with its Total Engine Care (TEC) package which also includes accessory repair, LRU management, MTU’s proprietary early detection system MTUPlus Engine Trend Monitoring, spare engine support as well as customised on-site training.
VivaAerobus has been sending CFM56-3 engines of its Boeing 737 Classics fleet to MTU Maintenance since 2011. The airline is part-owned by the founders of Europe's largest low-fare airline Ryanair and the biggest bus company group in Mexico, IAMSA. It currently operates a fleet of 17 Airbus A320-200s and four Boeing 737-700s, on 60 routes in Mexico and one into the United States.