MTU Maintenance and Air Burkina sign exclusive CF34-8E engine maintenance contract

July 19, 2017 Photo(s): By MTU Aero Engines

MTU Maintenance, one of the world's leading providers of services for commercial aero engines, and their new customer Air Burkina have signed an exclusive three-year maintenance agreement. The contract for the airline's four CF34-8E engines from their E170 aircraft covers maintenance, repair and overhaul, on-site services and guaranteed spare engine leasing availability.

Air Burkina is the national airline of Burkina Faso and operates regional flights from the capital Ouagadougou to other countries in Africa. The company history reaches back to 1967, when Air Volta was founded. Air Burkina is the only west African company to have operated without interruption for 50 years.

MTU Maintenance has been maintaining engines from the CF34 family (CF34--3, -8C/E, -10E) for 15 years and has provided MRO services to over 90 customers across the globe. Services are performed at MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg, a General Electric authorized CF34 service provider. MTU Maintenance performs over 100 off-wing shop visits per year. Air Burkina is their first CF34-8 customer in sub-Saharan Africa.