Maintenance is Terribly Important
MTU MAINTENANCE OF HANNOVER, GERMANY IS OUR ENGINE PARTNER:
When it comes to the efficiency of aircraft fleets, engine condition is a decisive factor. Engines, therefore, require regular maintenance to ensure optimum flight operations. MTU Maintenance is one of the world's leading providers of commercial engine maintenance services. As an MTU Aero Engines business unit, the company's maintenance segment profits from its parent's almost 100 years of experience in the development and production of aircraft engines.
MTU’s MRO provides customers with service packages and one-stop solutions for a wide range of engine types of all thrust categories from small business jets to the Airbus A380. Furthermore the portfolio covers industrial gas turbines, military engine services as well as MRO for engine accessories.
MTU no doubt had its origin in the aircraft engine factory founded in 1913 by Karl Rapp at Munich's Oberwiesenfeld.
In 1917, Rapp Motorenwerke became BMW AG from which in 1934 a spin-off emerged, BMW Flugmotorenbau GmbH, a milestone in the history of MTU. Founded in 1917, BMW rapidly grew to become the world's third-largest engine maker, with 3,500 personnel earning their bread and butter at its Munich facility. In 1918 they started manufacturing the BMW Illa engine, which also became known as the "Bavarian engine". BMW had emerged in 1917 from the Munich-based Rapp Motorenwerke GmbH. From the very beginning, Daimler and Benz played a significant part in the development and production of aircraft engines. After Daimler equipped the zeppelin LZ1 airship with its engines, the company in 1925 began developing its DB 600, a landmark engine whose basic design continued through subsequent generations of Daimler-Benz aircraft engines.
It was this know-how of Daimler-Benz AG, Germany's leading engine manufacturer in the 1940's, that largely helped the later MTU gain the leadership position it now enjoys. After the conclusion of World War I, aircraft engine production suffered under the constraints imposed by the Versailles Treaty. Engine makers were therefore compelled to diversify their product lines. Simultaneously, the need to cooperate became increasingly apparent. In 1926, Daimler and Benz merged, laying the foundation of a uniquely successful corporate history. BMW in turn collaborated closely with Pratt & Whitney and when the dictates of the Versailles Treaty were lifted, vigorously returned to aircraft engine making.
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