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" During such an uncertain market environment, airline fleet
planning must be built on accurate and timely recommendations
as to the most economic MRO strategy for their fleet. MTU provides optimized support through its fleet management tool for
more informed decisions and, in a restart scenario, which engine
to reactivate first, " Friis-Petersen continued.
MTU Maintenance globally offers customized service solutions
for aero engines, offering a wide range of individually-tailored solutions encompassing innovative MRO services, integrated leasing
and asset management.
" At MTU Maintenance, we understand that operators require
services tailored to their specific needs in order to control and
optimize cost. Additionally, we know that residual value is key to
lessors and asset managers. They rely on smooth transitions and
intelligent exit strategies to maximize utilization and value of their
assets, " Friis-Petersen noted.
" Some airlines are concentrating on shortterm savings with cash preservation as the
main objective, while others are focusing on
China. MTU Maintenance will also be performing full disassembly,
assembly and test MRO for PW1100G-JM engines at three facilities - MTU Maintenance Hannover, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai
and EME Aero - by mid-2021, as well as repairing parts at MTU
Additionally, MTU Maintenance is building a new repair facility, MTU Maintenance Serbia, near Belgrade as well as a second
facility at MTU Maintenance Zhuhai in the neighboring Jinwan
district. " As such, we are well positioned for organic growth once
the industry recovers, " said Friis-Petersen.
As a result of the pandemic, the aviation industry is currently
experiencing a crisis and airlines are in survival mode, but FriisPetersen said that MTU Maintenance noted the following trends
emerging from the past year.
Narrowbody aircraft were first reactivated in regions with positive recovery trends. " For instance, after reduced demand in the
second quarter, we saw recovery in demand for V2500 and CFM56
engine MRO with specific regions like China driving the recovery
towards the end of 2020, " Friis-Petersen noted.
MTU Maintenance further noted a shift in the widebody customer segment towards cargo operators that have experienced
anti-cyclical demand in comparison to PAX WB operators. " Engines
from cargo operations have been consistent throughout, as many
long-term planning. "
MTU Maintenance has 5,000 employees from more than 60
nationalities, who work on the 30 engines in MTU's portfolio.
" MTU Maintenance has performed more than 20,000 shop visits
in 40 years. We combine this engineering expertise with in-depth
market understanding and robust financial strength to create the
best solutions for our customers, " Friis-Petersen explained. " We
marry world-class engineering with intelligent creativity and never
give up unless an optimal solution has been found. "
In 2006, the company introduced their engine trend monitoring
tool, which has been continually developed since. In the face of the
COVID-19 pandemic, MTU Maintenance is, " now taking it to the
next level and integrating it into engine fleet management software
to support our customers, " Friis-Petersen said.
" Using this software, an intelligent maintenance costing and
planning tool, we generate engine fleet management scenarios and
work scopes. Smart predictions and artificial intelligence enable
customized, immediate and proactive MRO planning options -
not currently available on the market today. Fleet planning scenarios can be immediately and endlessly adapted as the financial,
technical, operational, environmental and market considerations
continually change - as we are experiencing daily at this time, "
" We strongly believe that digital services will support an effective post COVID-19 industry restart. "
In addition to their focus on digital fleet planning services, MTU
Maintenance has introduced LEAP MRO to their facility in Zhuhai,
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of march2021
Editor's Takeoff: Unnecessary Spending
Rotor Motors - Ready to Take Flight
The Potential of Prediction
Industry Outlook: Commercial Aviation Post Pandemic
A Year of Support
Professionalism: Is the Fault Removed?
ATEC Insight: Aviation Technician Education Community Sets Advocacy Priorities for 2021
ARSA Insight: Every Year
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march2021 - Editor's Takeoff: Unnecessary Spending
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march2021 - Industry Inspection
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march2021 - Rotor Motors - Ready to Take Flight
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march2021 - The Potential of Prediction
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march2021 - Industry Outlook: Commercial Aviation Post Pandemic
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march2021 - A Year of Support
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march2021 - Suitable Software
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march2021 - Professionalism: Is the Fault Removed?
march2021 - ATEC Insight: Aviation Technician Education Community Sets Advocacy Priorities for 2021
march2021 - Advertiser's Index
march2021 - ARSA Insight: Every Year
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