MTU Maintenance Completes CFM56-7B Test Capabilities, Expands ON-SITEᴾˡᵘˢ Services Network

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MTU Maintenance completed its portfolio addition and announced plans to expand its global services network.

MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg completed an audit by Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA)l, the German aviation authority, for the next steps in obtaining its CFM56-7B test capability. And MTU Maintenance Dallas received approval, from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), to test the engine model after a successful correlation of its test cell.

The test cell approval (for its location south of the German capital) completes its CFM56-7B portfolio expansion so that the Berlin-Brandenburg location can conduct the full range of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) workscopes on the engine model, including testing, at one site.

“The ability to test CFM56-7B engines in Europe, North America, and Asia within an independent network is quite unique to MTU because customers from any market in the world have near-immediate access to our comprehensive services,” said André Sinanian, Managing Director and SVP at MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg. “Expanding our capabilities and capacity across locations enables us to better serve the MRO needs for the prolific CFM56 and to continue MTU Maintenance’s success story.”


In 2023, MTU conducted more than 130 shop visits on the CFM56-7B network-wide. Additionally, in 2023 it moved its MTU Maintenance Dallas to a 440,000-square-foot facility at Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport.

MTU Maintenance also announced its plans to expand its global ON-SITEᴾˡᵘˢ service activities. The company is integrating its on-site services by creating a central unit that will oversee and steer the global network of MRO response teams. In 2023, MTU’s ON-SITEPlus completed 1,000+ on-site events for over 500 customers globally.

“We are seeing a definite rise in demand for on-site and near-wing workscopes across the world, and have been expanding our capabilities in Australia, the United States, Brazil as well as here in Germany, in order to be as flexible with our service provisions as possible,” said Michael Schreyögg, Chief Program Officer at MTU Aero Engines.

Xaver Schmid was appointed VP Global ON- SITEᴾˡᵘˢ Network to further develop the global operations and build on MTU’s track record of customer support. Beyond the on- and near-wing activities, responsibilities include operational oversight of MTU Power’s field service crews for industrial gas turbines.