Aircraft Engines Repair and Overhaul
Full thrust for your power plants
A full life for your engines
You want your engines to remain efficient and on wing as long as possible – so do we!
Fast ad-hoc engine repairs anywhere around the globe and a network of repair stations and overhaul facilities are the basis for this performance. The scope of work ranges from repair and overhaul of parts and modules to single and major engine events and even complete fleet optimization programs. Our innovative processes and repair technologies are appreciated by customers and manufacturers alike – scrapping parts is definitely the last resort for us. And for maximum power, our Total Engine Support (TES®) is available throughout the entire life of your engine fleet.
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Engine Repair and Overhaul
Set up for great performance
Have an engine that is due for a major overhaul event? Welcome to one of our workshops! We not only operate one of the largest workshops for the repair and overhaul of commercial aircraft engines worldwide – we also team up with engine manufacturers. Several partnerships provide overhaul capabilities for a broad range of engine types. The use of lean principles shortens turnaround times, while development of new repair procedures avoids the high costs of scrapping and replacing parts. Thanks to our technical capabilities and innovative solutions, we can significantly extend the life of your engines. And, if needed, you can utilize our extensive spare engines pool to keep your fleet running.
New engine types
Gearing up for the future
Many new engine types are coming to market. We are amassing capability for those new engines – using our experience from more than 20 engine rollouts in the past. As for current engine types today, we are defining services for the future engines with excellent quality in short turnaround times at best prices. We offer operators of new aircraft a growing portfolio for their specific engines – covering all services for the entire engine lifecycle.
To perfectly maintain the new engine types, we are increasing our capabilities:
- GE9X and GEnx-2B engines will be overhauled at XEOS, a joint venture with GE Aviation located in Poland.
- Trent XWB engines are serviced at N3 Engine Overhaul Services, our joint venture company with Rolls-Royce located in Arnstadt, Germany.
- PW1100 and PW1500G power plants will be welcomed at Engine Maintenance Europe (EME Aero), a joint venture with MTU Aero Engines.
Preparing for the LEAP-1A
Our engine workshop in Hamburg is getting ready for the first shop visit of a LEAP-1A in early 2020. Our mechanics are now working on a trainings engine. This enables them to achive full qualifications for this new engine type. All of them received initial training at Lufthansa Technical Training, and the manufacturer has additionally deployed a trainer on site to support the practical training. The development of the first in-house repairs is also already underway. By the end of next year it will be possible to even test LEAP engines in Hamburg. Our Mobile Engine Services will be extended accordingly.
Engine Fleet Management
smart.life: Optimizing the engine's lifecycle
The end of an engine's service life presents a powerful opportunity to reduce the costs.
This is why we developed a completely customizable product ensuring the most cost-effective maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solution. Because when an aircraft fleet is destined for phase-out, the engine services paradigm changes from overhaul to providing thrust. With smart.life, we adapt the measures taken precisely to the desired remaining service life. The service spectrum offers utmost flexibility, from a reduced depth of penetration during overhaul to replacing a power plant completely, for example with a leased engine. Minimized MRO costs and cash flow optimization are just two of the many benefits. Numerous additional features, from on-site repairs to the use of surplus parts or modules, round out this service.
Engine Condition Monitoring and Assessment
Good advice is priceless
We can reshape the standard engine maintenance plan according to your individual needs to reduce costs and increase your fleet's technical reliability. Going one step further by applying a preventive maintenance approach, Engine Condition Monitoring, allows faults to be detected and rectified before they occur. Our specialized engineers can calculate engine running time, evaluate airworthiness directives (ADs) or assess a power plant technically before you buy or lease it. Whatever service you need around the power horses of your fleet, our experts will support you with experience and competence – from the perspective of an airline.
Aircraft Engine Services
- Outstanding knowledge of our customers' requirements
- Perfectly tailored solutions
- Top quality at minimum turnaround times
- Broad portfolio of services for approximately 40 engine and APU types
- Single-source solutions
- Unrivalled range of in-house repairs
- Cost savings by using alternate material and repairs
- Support of maintenance management and consulting services