MTU Maintenance and Lufthansa Technik Cooperate on Business Jets

LUDWIGSFELDE, GERMANY -- In partnership with Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services GmbH at Schönefeld, engine specialists MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg are now offering complete maintenance packages for Bombardier Learjet 60 business aircraft and its PW305A engines. The agreement was signed at Ludwigsfelde.

Dr. Wolfgang Konrad, president and CEO of MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg, emphasized during the signing ceremony that the two parties teaming up here, both of them established players in the aviation industry around the German capital, showed that "in the service sector, Berlin-Brandenburg is catching up with other European centers of excellence in the dynamically growing corporate aircraft market."

The deal was concluded between Ludwigsfelde-based Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe, a joint venture of MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg and Pratt & Whitney Canada on the one hand, and Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services GmbH, a joint venture of Lufthansa Technik and Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier on the other.

"With the cooperative effort we're officially initiating here today two heavyweights in the business, Lufthansa Technik and MTU Maintenance, come closer together and pool their respective competencies," says Andreas Kaden, Managing Director of Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services GmbH. "We're confident this partnership will benefit our increasing number of customers and moreover fuel new growth in the region."