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Lufthansa Technik, MTU Aero Engines JV Acquires Facility Site

Engine Maintenance Europe business will service Pratt & Whitney PW1000G-family geared turbofan engines from Poland.

Engine Maintenance Europe (EME), the Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines joint venture announced last year, has acquired a site near acquired near Rzeszów airport in Jasionka for the repair facility.

Located at the Aviation Valley cluster in the southeast of the country, EME will specialize in Pratt & Whitney PW1000G-family geared turbofan engine overhauls.

Construction is scheduled to begin from May 2018 with the facility expected to become operational by 2020.

When announced in February 2017, both JV partners confirmed €150 million ($158 million) would be invested in the facility which will employ more than 800 staff.

Once established, EME is targeting annual capacity for more than 400 GTF engine shop visits for the GTF engines, which power the Airbus A320neo aircraft.

Both companies already have interests in Poland as well as an existing Air Foil JV partnership in Malaysia. MTU Aero Engines has ran MTU Aero Engines Polska since 2009 also close to Rzeszów airport.

Lufthansa Technik meanwhile is planning another engine-focused JV in Środa Śląska with GE Aviation. XEOS, which will start operating in 2019, will specialize in overhauls for GEnx-2B and later, GE9X engines.  

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