Airplanes. Poland: maxi German investment in the aviation sector
Berlin, Germany - For the maintenance of PW1000G engines installed on A-320neo of Lufthansa
(WAPA) - The delegates of Lufthansa Technik have recently announced to have planned the constitution in Poland of a maintenance facility of engines for aviation. It is a joint project that will be realized together with the German company MTU Aero Engine and in which about 800 workers will be employed.
The collaboration agreement between two companies was signed last February, while last December 4 both have officially signed the contract with which the Eme Aero (Engine Maintenance Europe) joint-venture is established that will be owned by the sides at 50%.
The overall price of the investment has been calculated in EUR 150 million and the facility should be completed and be in service in 2020.
Eme Aero will handle maintenance, inspections and repair of aerospace turbine engines PW1000G built by the American company Pratt and Whitney. They are used, among the others, on A-320neo airplanes. Lufthansa has introduced this engine in 2016 on its aircraft.
The exact site in which the facility will be built is unknown.
Both industries already operate in Poland with satisfactory results. MTU Aero Engines Polska operates in the Aviation Valley in Rzeszów since 2009 with over 700 people employed. It produces blades for turbine of aeronautical engines and turbine at low pressure installed for engines of the PW1000G series.
Lufthansa Technik has a joint-venture project in Poland with GE Aviation concerning an assistance center for aeronautical engines in Środa Śląska (Xeos). The facility should begin to operate at early 2019. (Avionews)