MTU Maintenance, one of the world’s leading providers of services for commercial aero engines, has extended its existing cooperation with the LATAM Airlines Group (LATAM) by five years to 2024.
The contract covers the maintenance, repair and overhaul of V2500 engines and is a tribute to the long-standing cooperation between the two companies. MTU Maintenance has performed close to 400 shop visits on the TAM Linhas Aereas (now part of LATAM) fleet since 1999. The extended contract expands on this cooperation and includes coverage of engines from the whole group of airlines’ fleet.
LATAM is the largest airline group in Latin America and one of the largest in the world in terms of network connections. The group operates a total of 126 A320s and A319s fitted with V2500 engines. It also has a fleet of A321 aircraft.
MTU Maintenance supports all V2500 models and has completed close to 4,200 shop visits on this engine family since 1989. MTU Maintenance is the number one V2500 MRO provider worldwide and had a market share of 37 percent on this engine family in 2015.