Airfoil Services Malaysia opens new facility

 - July 25, 2007, 11:42 AM

Airfoil Services of Malaysia, a joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and Lufthansa Technik, has moved into a new production facility about four times the size of its original location. The new facility, located in Kota Damansara, near Kuala Lumpur, represents an investment of about $14 million. There are currently 350 employees, and that number is expected to increase by about 150 over the next few years.

“In the four years since we committed ourselves to this joint venture with MTU, [Airfoil Services] has developed into an important center of excellence for Lufthansa Technik in the high-tech repair of engine blades,” said Dr. Thomas Stüger, chief executive of product and services at Lufthansa Technik.

Airfoil Services repairs blades of low-pressure turbines and high-pressure compressors for the CF34, V2500, CFM56 and CF6. The company plans to expand its services to additional models.