Hannover, Germany, 14th January, 2014 – BIMAN Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. has awarded MTU Maintenance an exclusive long-term maintenance and lease engine provisioning contract that covers all present and future General Electric GE90-115B engines for BIMAN's 777-300ER fleet. The contract with Bangladesh's national flag carrier currently has a duration of five years.
Given the phase out of BIMAN's last McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft in the coming months as part of the airline's fleet renewal plan, MTU Maintenance is pleased to continue its strong partnership with BIMAN with the maintenance of its GE90-115B fleet.
Within the framework of the proposed modernization, BIMAN already brought two Boeing 777-300ER into service and has additional aircraft to be joining the fleet by March 2014. The expansion of the fleet is accompanied by an extension of the airline’s route system. The current network which includes destinations in the Middle East and Far East as well as in Europe will be enhanced with destinations in the U.S. in 2014.
As the world's leading independent maintenance provider, MTU Maintenance can draw upon over three decades of experience in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of high-thrust engines. The company has been the exclusive provider for the maintenance of BIMAN's CF6-50 engines for the past eight years as well as for the maintenance of the airline's CFM56-7 engines since 2011.
MTU Maintenance Hannover is one of the few maintenance providers worldwide with full repair capability for the GE90 including testing and certifying of the engine. Besides being licensed to repair and undertake major overhaul of the world's largest engine, MTU Maintenance also offers its customers a number of additional services. Among these are lease and on-wing services as well as technical and logistical support including LRU-support.
About MTU Aero Engines
MTU Aero Engines is Germany's leading and the country's only independent engine manufacturer and is an established global player in the industry. It engages in the development, manufacture, marketing and support of commercial and military aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The company is a technological leader in low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors, manufacturing processes and repair techniques. In the commercial maintenance area, MTU Maintenance is the world's largest independent provider of engine maintenance services. In the military arena, MTU Aero Engines is Germany's industrial lead company for practically all engines flown by the country's military. MTU operates affiliates around the globe; Munich is home to its corporate headquarters. In fiscal 2012, the company had a workforce of some 8,500 employees and posted consolidated sales of some 3.4 billion euros. In early March of last year, the company won the German Industry’s 32nd Innovation Award, and in April, it was honored with the German Innovation Award. In both instances, MTU received the recognition for the geared turbofan™ engine’s high-speed low-pressure turbine.