MTU Expands Cooperative Engine Maintenance for Germany’s Bundeswehr

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F-4F: Still Flying(click to view full) MTU Aero Engines has signed a contract with the German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (Bundesamt fur Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung or BWB), expanding the existing industry-military Cooperative Model of engine maintenance for the EJ200 engines that power Germany’s Eurofighters. The new, expanded agreement also includes the Turbo Union RB199 engines in Germany’s Tornado strike fighters, the GE J79 engines that powers its aging F-4 Phantom IIs, and the RR250-C20 that drives its BO 105 multi-role helicopters. Tornado ECR(click to view full) MTU claims to be the world’s largest independent provider of commercial engine maintenance services in terms of sales. The 10-year contract is worth EUR 370 million euros, of which approximately EUR 100 million are additional sales for MTU. The Bundeswehr (German armed forces), meanwhile, believe that they will save EUR 37 million euros through the deal. Further details are available in the full release [MS Word].

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