MTU Maintenance, the global leader in customized solutions for aero engines, and new customer Serene Air have signed a long-term contract. The agreement covers the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the Pakistani operator's CFM56-7 engines, powering its Boeing 737-800 fleet. Further, the agreement includes on-site support and spare engine leasing. The contract also includes the option to expand the scope in the futureto include additional engines from Serene Air's fleet.
Serene Air is a privately-owned start-up that has been operating out of Islamabad since 2017 and MTU Maintenance's first customer in Pakistan. The airline operates domestic flights between the cities Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Faisalabad and Quetta. The airline is planning to expand the network to include international destinations in due course.
MTU Maintenance is the number one independent service provider for the CFM56-3/-5B/-7B variants and is seeing strong demand for its -7B services. The MRO provider expects to see well over 100 shop visits on the CFM56-7 in 2019. The global leader in customized solutions has close to 40 years' engine MRO experience on over 30 engine models and performs around 1,000 shop visits per year at its locations in Hannover (Germany), Berlin (Germany), Zhuhai (China) and Vancouver (Canada).