Effective July 1, 2008, Holger Sindemann has taken the position of President and CEO of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a joint venture of MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airlines. In this role, he succeeds Walter Strakosch, who will take over as Senior Vice President Business Development MRO at MTU. Sindemann has been serving as MTU Aero Engines’ Senior Vice President Corporate Development since the beginning of 2006.
With a workforce of around 400 employees, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai is the largest commercial engine maintenance provider in China. The shop’s portfolio includes V2500- and CFM56-series engines. It draws its customer base mainly from the Chinese and South-East Asian region.