An industrial player if ever there was one, MTU Aero Engines has just taken a first step into the tertiary sector. At the MRO Europe exhibition, which was held in Amsterdam (Netherlands) on 17th and 18th October, the German engine manufacturer launched for the first time a purely intangible offer with a range of Technical Asset Management Services (TAMS) for engines and their components.
This solution is made up of assistance and consulting services on the technical aspects of engine fleet management, maintenance or insurance aspects. It also comprises a significant part dedicated to transitions between two operators - with many questions related to maintenance and start/end-of-lease and ad-hoc inspections, document transmission and so on - as well as housekeeping with engine storage and preservation or even records management.
TAMS is therefore based on an in-house cloud-based software solution, which enables documentation digitisation, part traceability and information access. The consulting services are provided by MTU Maintenance and MTU Maintenance Lease Services (MLS) teams, with 50 experts.
MTU is mainly targeting engine owners who do not have large technical departments. This means purely financial companies - banks and other investment funds- and lessors, but also certain small airlines.
The solution is already fully operational. It is applicable to the thirty types of engine in MTU's portfolio, although the engine manufacturer will still be concentrating its efforts on the GE90, CFM56, V2500, CF6 and CF34 fleets.