FORT WORTH, Texas (April 6, 2023) – MTU Maintenance Dallas, Inc. is relocating from Grapevine to a new, 430,000-square-foot, climate-controlled facility at Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW). The expanded space will allow MTU Aero Engines, Germany’s leading aircraft engine manufacturer and one of the world’s largest engine maintenance providers, to perform engine tests on-site for the first time.
MTU Maintenance Dallas, part of MTU’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network, is the main hub for on-site services in North America. The shop holds approvals from EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) and multiple other certifications from regulatory agencies across the globe. MTU Maintenance Dallas’ maintenance portfolio includes CFM56-3/-5B/-7B, CF34-3/-8/-10, CF6-80C2/E1, GE90, PW2000 and V2500 engines.
“Our expanded footprint for operations is 10 times larger than our current location, which allows MTU Maintenance Dallas to offer our customers comprehensive, one-stop maintenance solutions at one of the largest on-site service and level one maintenance facilities in North America,” said Nezam Moghadassian, General Manager at MTU Maintenance Dallas. “Licensed technicians provide rapid response to maintenance needs, whether scheduled or unscheduled, and other maintenance tasks include engine pre-buy inspections, field service engine repairs and full video borescope capabilities.”
AFW, the world’s first industrial airport, features a vast array of flight services including air cargo, corporate and government aviation, and is the cornerstone for the 27,000-acre AllianceTexas development, the nation’s most successful public-private partnerships. The new, state-of-the-art, fixed-based operation (FBO) facility at AFW encompasses more than 20,000 square feet of lounges and meeting facilities along with an additional 68,000 square feet of attached hangar space.
Alliance Aviation Services now has six hangars totaling approximately 200,000 square feet to support the growing fleet of based aircraft. Expanding upon the current FBO full-service offerings, the new space allows for additional, first-class accommodations for flight crews, as well as more flexible, spacious lounges for pilots and passengers. Outdoor seating with ramp views has been integrated into the landscape as well.
“MTU will be a valuable partner as they serve our existing cargo carriers and attract new commercial aviation customers at Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport,” said Christopher Ash, Senior Vice President of Aviation Business Development. “Having the ability to test engines on-site will strengthen and expand MTU’s business and provides the necessary engine test capacity, which is critical to their global and domestic customers.”
MTU Maintenance Dallas’ move to Alliance Airport is scheduled for Q2 of this year. Paul Reitz of Reitz Realty Group represented MTU in the deal.
MTU Aero Engines
MTU Aero Engines AG is Germany’s leading engine manufacturer. The company is a technological leader in low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors, turbine center frames as well as manufacturing processes and repair techniques. In the commercial OEM business, the company plays a key role in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-tech components together with international partners. Some 30 percent of today’s active aircraft in service worldwide have MTU components on board. In the commercial maintenance sector the company ranks among the top 3 service providers for commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The activities are combined under the roof of MTU Maintenance. In the military arena, MTU Aero Engines is Germany’s industrial lead company for practically all engines operated by the country’s military. MTU operates a network of locations around the globe; Munich is home to its corporate headquarters. In fiscal 2021, the company had a workforce of more than 10,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of almost 4.2 billion euros.
About Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport
Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW) is the world’s first industrial airport designed for cargo and corporate aviation traffic. AFW features a vast array of flight services, including air cargo, corporate, private, and military aviation, and is the cornerstone for the nation’s fastest-growing industrial complex and the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone. Owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by privately held Alliance Air Services, AFW provides state-of-the-art infrastructure and an award-winning FAA air traffic control tower. The attached fixed-based operation (FBO) facility encompasses more than 20,000 square feet of highly-amenitized lounges and meeting facilities along with an additional 68,000 square feet of attached hangar space. For more information, please visit www.allianceairport.com.
AllianceTexas is an unparalleled regional success story that has transformed the North Texas economy and connected the area to global industry. Consisting of 27,000 acres, the Hillwood development is anchored by the world’s first dedicated industrial airport, Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW), and hosts one of the nation’s premier intermodal hubs. Today, AllianceTexas is home to 562 companies that have created more than 66,000 direct jobs and has approximately 55 million square feet of developed commercial real estate assets. The development’s cumulative impact since 1989 is an estimated $111.5 billion for the North Texas region. AllianceTexas boasts corporate headquarters, healthcare providers, higher education centers, shopping and entertainment destinations, and vibrant residential communities. From the newest homeowner to the most well-known of Fortune 500 companies, opportunity thrives at AllianceTexas. For additional information, please visit www.alliancetexas.com.