MTU Maintenance, one of the world’s leading engine maintenance providers, continues to be the exclusive MRO provider for Royal Jordanian’s V2500 engines on its fleet of A320 family of aircraft.
As such, the company has signed a Total Engine Care (TEC®) agreement with Jordan’s flag carrier which includes traditional MRO services, options for lease engines as well as MTU’s early detection system MTUPlus Engine Trend Monitoring.
The contract covers all 24 of Royal Jordanian’s V2500-A5 engines and will run for five years.
Royal Jordanian is one of MTU Maintenance’s first customers. The two companies started working together back in the 1980s with MRO contracts for the RB211 engines and extended their collaboration for the support of CF34 engines at a later stage. In 2010, both parties concluded an exclusive agreement for Royal Jordanian’s V2500 engines.
This contract has now been renewed to include additional MRO services MTU is offering its customers to reduce their operational and shop visit costs. “I am very happy that we were able to convince the airline that our services and MRO expertise are among the best for their engines, said Sami Ben-Kraiem, Senior Director Sales Middle East and North Africa at MTU Maintenance. “I am very much looking forward to continuing our cooperation.”
Apart from its outstanding MRO knowhow, MTU Maintenance has vast experience in the market for lease engines and its own engine pool. To answer to the increasing demand for lease engines in a more effective way, the company has recently founded MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V., a joint venture with the Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corporation, which allows MTU Maintenance to offer enhanced and tailor-made services which cater to the exact needs of its customers.
President/CEO of Royal Jordanian, Captain Suleiman Obeidat said: “Royal Jordanian is pleased to renew its long-standing contract with the right partner – MTU Maintenance.”
“As the market leader for MRO work on the V2500, MTU Maintenance did excellent work for us in the previous years; we therefore extended this trust and are confident to see the same high-quality standards again this time,” he added.
Royal Jordanian is based in Jordan’s capital Amman and has more than 100 daily flights to four continents around the world. The airline operates a modern fleet of 26 aircraft with an average age of 5 years.