On December 12, 2019, EME Aero — a 50/50 joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines — obtains EASA 145 certification as a maintenance organization.
EME Aero, Engine Maintenance Europe service center, obtains EASA 145 certification as maintenance shop. The 50/50 joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines founded less than two years ago will soon start operations. Both shareholders have invested nearly €150 million in the plot acquisition in March 2018 in Jasionka near Rzeszów and the construction of a high-tech facility designed for an annual capacity of up to 450 shop visits. The company will initially perform shop visits for the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM GTF engine model. The work will first be carried out by 235 people trained in EME Aero Training Center and at the shareholders' sites in Germany. The workforce will gradually grow as the numbers of in-service GTF engines increase. By 2026, EME Aero is expected to have a workforce of around 1,000 employees and add to its portfolio the Pratt & Whitney PW1500G and PW1900G models. Site completion and the official open-ing of the company is planned for spring 2020.