MTU Maintenance Canada has begun repair and overhaul services for the International Engine Alliance’s V2500-A5 engine at its Richmond, British Columbia engine shop.
Announced on Dec. 4, MTU said it has already taken the first V2500 at its facility located near Vancouver International Airport from an undisclosed customer.
The expanded capabilities for the Airbus A320 family engine option followed approval from the Transport Canada Civil Aviation Authority and discussions between IAE, MTU Maintenance Canada’s MTU Aero Engines parent group, and IAE stakeholder Pratt & Whitney.
Repairs for the engine add to existing engine capabilities covering GE Aviation’s CF6-50 and the CFM International-made CFM56-3. MTU also offers line replaceable unit management services from the facility.
The German company estimates that it has around a 35% share of the global V2500 aftermarket from two facilities in Hannover, Germany, and Zhuhai, China.
In the North America region, Aviation Week Fleet & MRO Forecast data projects a backlog of 44 orders for the engine type.
Further growth of its market share is one of the primary reasons for the bringing V2500 repairs to a third location, said president and CEO of MTU Maintenance Canada Helmut Neuper in a statement released on Dec. 4.
“By adding capabilities in Vancouver, we are expanding MTU Maintenance’s V2500 network into North America and strengthening its leading position globally,” he said.