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MTU Maintenance Canada, a North American affiliate of German engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with customers, partners, local politicians and trade union representatives, as well as its over 500-strong expert workforce.
“We are extremely proud to have achieved this milestone and excited for the future,” said Uwe Zachau, CEO and managing director, MTU Maintenance Canada. “We believe in our skills, our workforce and our region. To this end, we are also delighted to be opening our new training academy today too.”
In collaboration with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and funding from PacifiCan, MTU Maintenance Canada will be providing a cutting-edge training program that combines theoretical learning with applied experience in engine disassembly, assembling and testing for 36 individuals.
Following on from this training program, the participants can be taken on and expand their knowledge at MTU.
With BCIT as the lead applicant, this initiative is government funded and designed to respond to labor market demand, in particular in the MRO sub-sector.
“This is not only an economical booster for the region,” said Zachau. “But a win-win situation for all involved. The program is designed by BCIT and expanded with technical expertise from MTU Maintenance Canada. We are excited to welcome the first students to the MTU family in October.”
Just over two years ago, MTU Maintenance Canada completed its relocation to a new facility in Delta, British Columbia, consolidating activities and increasing its overall size by around 60 per cent. Since then, the team has mastered the industrialization of the V2500 and CF6-80 engine programs and competes successfully for third party MRO contracts, in particular on the North American continent.
“Thanks to the team for their hard work, commitment and dedication over the past few years, thanks also to our customers and partners for their continued trust in us,” said Zachau. “We are very proud of our joint history and substantial achievements.”
MTU Maintenance Canada is also MTU’s military maintenance expert, originally serving the KC-10 program and now servicing the F138 and F108 engine fleet.
It is also MTU’s line replaceable unit (LRU) and accessory center of competence (ARC) and manages a volume of over 12,000 accessories each year. Further, the ARC is now commencing work on LEAP accessories as per the licensing agreement signed with Honeywell Aerospace in 2021.
This press release was prepared and distributed by MTU Maintenance Canada.