Bahrain’s Gulf Air inks exclusive maintenance contract with MTU Maintenance

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials from Gulf Air & MTU maintenance During signing ceremony.

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has signed an exclusive contract with MTU Maintenance, the global leader in customized solutions for aero engines, for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of V2500-A5 engines.

The four-year agreement covers comprehensive MRO services, LRU support, engine trend monitoring, and on-site services, as well as spare engine support for Gulf Air’s V2500-powered A321ceo aircraft.

Capt. Waleed AlAlawi Image
Capt. Waleed Al Alawi
CEO – Gulf Air

“Gulf Air has been maintaining its V2500 Engines of A321ceo fleet at MTU Maintenance facility for the past 10 years under the Engine OEM contract. During these 10 years, MTU Maintenance has demonstrated they are the right partners for Gulf Air as we drive forward with our fleet renewal program in preparation to welcome more new aircraft to replace and modernize our fleet. We trust them to take excellent technical care of our engines, and are convinced they will provide us with the reliable, flexible, and cost-efficient services we expect.”

Germany-based MTU Maintenance is the number one service provider for V2500 engines worldwide. Besides being a trusted OEM network partner, it is the largest independent service provider for the V2500 and serves over 120 customers worldwide.

From his side, Chief Program Officer at MTU Aero Engines Mr. Michael Schreyögg said that, “We are very proud to have been selected by Gulf Air for this contract, which offers the best care package for their engines.”

“We are extremely confident that our in-depth understanding of the V2500 engine and our many years of experience will enable us to provide Gulf Air with the flexible, cost-effective, and highly customized engine MRO services they need,” Mr. Schreyögg added.

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