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MRO FEATURE

MTU employees working
to get the industry
back into the skies.
MTU MAINTENANCE

cargo operations have been flying at 100% or more. At MTU for
instance, we have seen continued and steady demand for MRO services on engines such as the CF6-80C2, GE90 Growth and PW2000, "
explained Friis-Petersen.
Demand for services for newer engine types, such as retrofits for
the PW1100G-JM or Leap-X workload, was also robust in 2020, mirroring the enhanced flight utilization of these newer engine types.
" New generation engines will remain important programs in
our network in the coming years also, as so far, the majority of
the aircraft that have returned to service are the newer and more
popular types, " he said.
Finally, Friis-Petersen said that the effect of the most recent
wave of lockdowns and restrictions remains to be seen in 2021.
" Flexible work scopes and MRO services across all engine types
will be key to continued competitiveness throughout the year.
Whatever the industry recovery scenario, MTU Maintenance is
well positioned to flexibly adapt. We are confident that our predominantly narrow body portfolio, worldwide presence diversified
customer base will enable us to respond to market needs when flight
operations recover, " he said.

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Heading into the future, Friis-Petersen said that MRO providers
must intelligently meet airlines' goals to provide the best solution
for customers in today's market. " We are working extremely flexibly with all customers at this time to ensure that they receive the
services they require. We expect to see a continued trend away
from traditional planning with fixed maintenance intervals to more
individually-tailored solutions.
" Some airlines are concentrating on short-term savings with
cash preservation as the main objective, while others are focusing
on long-term planning. Furthermore, we have been seeing more of
a focus on on-wing/near-wing repairs, smart repairs and we are
closely following the market development of used serviceable material (USM) availability, " Friis-Petersen said.
" Through our leasing and asset management arm, MTU
Maintenance Lease Services, we are an active player in the engine
asset and USM market and expect the availability of green time
engines and USM to increase throughout 2021. Thanks to our
financial strength, we will be able to take advantage of this availability and in turn, offer the best, most cost-effective solutions to
our customers, " he stated.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of march2021

Editor's Takeoff: Unnecessary Spending
Industry Inspection
Rotor Motors - Ready to Take Flight
The Potential of Prediction
Industry Outlook: Commercial Aviation Post Pandemic
A Year of Support
Suitable Software
Professionalism: Is the Fault Removed?
ATEC Insight: Aviation Technician Education Community Sets Advocacy Priorities for 2021
Advertiser's Index
ARSA Insight: Every Year
march2021 - 1
march2021 - 2
march2021 - 3
march2021 - Editor's Takeoff: Unnecessary Spending
march2021 - 5
march2021 - Industry Inspection
march2021 - 7
march2021 - 8
march2021 - 9
march2021 - Rotor Motors - Ready to Take Flight
march2021 - 11
march2021 - 12
march2021 - 13
march2021 - 14
march2021 - 15
march2021 - The Potential of Prediction
march2021 - 17
march2021 - 18
march2021 - 19
march2021 - 20
march2021 - 21
march2021 - 22
march2021 - 23
march2021 - Industry Outlook: Commercial Aviation Post Pandemic
march2021 - 25
march2021 - 26
march2021 - 27
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march2021 - 29
march2021 - A Year of Support
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march2021 - 32
march2021 - 33
march2021 - 34
march2021 - Suitable Software
march2021 - 36
march2021 - 37
march2021 - 38
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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