MTU Maintenance has officially opened its training center at the service provider’s Zhuhai location in China. The central focus of the center will be the training and education of new recruits in engine maintenance and professional training in disassembly, assembly and repair. It will have the capacity to train up to 100 participants a year. Upon completion, participants are then taken on to work in the shops at MTU Maintenance.

“It is of utmost importance to MTU to secure a steady influx of well-educated technical personnel and with this center, we are ensuring that for both our existing and new locations as we grow,” Gert Wagner, President and CEO of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, says. “MTU Maintenance Zhuhai is currently constructing a second engine disassembly and assembly facility in neighboring Jinwan district. The new training center will serve the needs of both sites.”

Housed in a new three-story building at the present Zhuhai site, the facility’s main floor has 10 stations equipped with whole engines, engine modules and practice tables. On the second and third floors, trainees can make use of meeting rooms, an English language lab, and study areas to prepare for their technical examinations.

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, which specializes in MRO work for CFM International’s LEAP-1A/1B and CFM56-5B/7 engines, as well as International Aero Engines’ V2500-A5 and Pratt & Whitney’s GTFTM PW1100G-JM, has already set two milestones this year. This June, the company opened its second test cell at the Jinwan site, followed by the completion of its 4,000th shop visit in July. As soon as the new facility is running at full capacity, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai will be the world’s largest engine MRO facility in terms of shop visit capacity, says the company.