Turbine Services & Solutions has won a contract to maintain International Aero Engines V2500s that power Airbus A320-family narrowbodies operated by LATAM Airlines Group.

The MRO provider, owned by Abu Dhabi investment fund Mubadala, says the "newly formed alliance in South America" builds on "successful global partnerships" in Southeast Asia, with South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines, and in the Middle East and North Africa region, with Turkish operator Atlasgobal and Yemenia.

Mansoor Janahi, acting chief executive of TS&S, describes the LATAM deal as a "great honour" and states: "We look forward to increasing the scope of our co-operation in the future."

The engine repair and overhaul work will be undertaken at the provider's Abu Dhabi complex. The independent Middle Eastern MRO facility "acts independently as a third-party service provider to IAE's global OEM customers" and has inducted some 175 V2500 engines since 2014, with volume increasing an average of 21% per annum, says TS&S.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that V2500 engines power 58 of LATAM's 126 A320ceo-family jets – variously operated by its Argentinian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Paraguayan and Peruvian arms.

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