Asiana Airlines has contracted MTU Maintenance Hannover to overhaul the General Electric CF6-80C2 engines powering its Boeing 747 and 767 fleets.

The Seoul-based carrier signed a five-year time and material agreement with the German company covering overhaul of the engines at its powerplant shop in Hannover and the provision of spare engines.

Asiana operates a fleet of 12 747-400s and eight 767-300s, according to Flightglobal's ACAS database.

This is MTU's first contract with a South Korean customer, says Stefan Weingartner, president commercial maintenance at the Munich-based engine company.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news