MTU Maintenance, one of the world's leading providers of services for commercial aero engines, and their new customer Tunisair Technics have signed a five year maintenance agreement for the airline's CFM56-5B/-7B engines. The contract covers maintenance, repair and overhaul, on-site services and spare engine leasing support.
Tunisair is the Tunisian flag carrier and Tunisair Technics is part of Group Tunisair. The airline operates a fleet of 29 aircraft and routes within the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa and Europe, as well as an international route to Canada. Tunisair was founded in 1948 and operates out of Tunis Carthage International Airport.
MTU Maintenance has been overhauling CFM56 engines for over 18 years. The company performs around 175 shop visits per year on the engine family at its locations in Hannover (Germany), Vancouver (Canada) and Zhuhai (China). In fact, MTU Maintenance is the number one independent services provider for the popular -3/-5B/-7B variants and had a market share of 9% in 2017.