An Efficient Aviation Industry Stimulates the Economy 
  1. the activity of flying aircraft or of designing, producing and keeping them in good condition. 


Engineering Facility

Maintenance is Terribly Important
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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.



The future of life as we know it on Earth is in our hands!


AVIATION: His Majesty Haile Selassie

RIGHT AFTER THE ITALIAN OCCUPATION of Ethiopia in 1930,  His Majesty Haile Selassie founded Ethiopian Airlines on December 1st, 1945, complete with a Maintenance and Training Facility. After independence, he wanted to modernize Ethiopia and position it as a model for African Development. Since all the provinces were far apart and separated by difficult terrain, he knew that the only way to pull the nation together and connect the country quickly would be with airplanes.

His plan was to extend the service to link all of Africa with Ethiopia as its center. Prior to the arrival of Ethiopian Airlines, the foreign carriers had exorbitant prices so prices were regulated, resulting in the failure of many of the international carriers operating in the territory. In 2012, Ethiopian Airlines had a profit of $ 42 million dollars.  Through this linking of Africa, the Organization of African Unity (OAU; French: Organization de l'unité africaine (OUA)) was established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa, with 32 signatory governments. It was disbanded on 9 July 2002 by its last chairperson, South African President Thabo Mbeki, and replaced by the African Union (AU).

Ethiopian Airlines was used to bring all African Heads of State to assemblies in Addis Ababa.  His Airline Company allowed him to travel quickly to hotspots where he would use his diplomatic skills to achieve results when tension was spilling over into conflict. In 1965 or 1966 when Morocco and Algeria were at the brink of war, he flew to the frontlines and remained their for 6 hours until peace was achieved and resulted in the Bamako Accord, so he used aviation for economic development, for unification, for the promotion of peace and for the modernization of the entire continent. 85 years later, the introduction of a modern aviation industry is just as critical, if not more so when the Emperor started this modernization and Unification campaign in 1930. Our intention is to just continue this vision, starting in the ECOWAS and the CEMAC and extending into all of Africa.

Our intent is not to compete with existing carriers, but to supplement their offer by connecting the rural un-served or under-served areas with inexpensive low cost flights for both people and cargo.  Since many rural areas have closed or poorly maintained airports, we will enter into PPPs, Private Public Partnerships with governments to renovate, modernize and transform the devastated airports into busting commercial hubs. We will enter into strategic partnerships and our signature architecture will make each airport an enviable and newsworthy structure. Ethiopian Airlines has 82 passenger destinations —19 of them are domestic— and 23 freight destinations. We will surpass this accomplishment in 3 - 5 years. Our motivation is not profit, but profits will result from excellence and is obviously necessary to assure sustainability, continuity and longevity. We will invest in strategic oil refineries, to have control of our jet fuel prices, which represent 30% of the cost of running an airline. The future of life as we know it on Earth is in our hands!

Muhammad Ali

R.I.P.:  Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they have been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a challenge. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.  IMPOSSIBLE  IS NOTHING !


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