It's all about choice.
With TrueChoice™ Material, high quality OEM new and used parts, advanced repairs and technology upgrades for airlines and MROs is in our DNA. It’s all part of our commitment to offering more ways to enhance engine performance.
When GE delivers an engine into service, we are in it for the long haul. That’s why we offer a wide variety of TrueChoice Material offerings – including new parts, used parts, repair and upgrades – that address MROs’ needs as well as operators’ maintenance, ownership horizon, asset value and overall fleet management requirements.
With GE parts, you’re assured world-class quality and comprehensive product support
New Parts: Since the part design process begins with us, we understand how each part within a complex engine system interacts with the others. This expertise, combined with our drive to continually upgrade product durability and improve processes, helps reduce your cost of engine ownership. This is demonstrated through fleet-wide improved time on wing and is coupled with reductions in delays, cancellations, aborted takeoffs and in-flight shutdowns.
With 500,000 square feet of warehouse and distribution operations managing 70,000 parts at any given time, GE offers a robust parts inventory stream with material that is system-tested and certified, supported and ready when you need it. In fact, our teams distribute over 2.8 million parts per year to customers in more than 40 countries.
Our customer resource portal – myGEAviation.com – is available for online ordering, to check the status of an order, or for technical support. In addition, we offer 24/7 customer service through GE Aviation Fleet Support.
Reducing your cost and aircraft downtime
Used Parts: GE’s used serviceable parts are cost-effective complements to new parts to help lower shop visit cost. And because we accept only fully traceable parts and OEM-approved repairs, you can purchase material with the confidence that your engine contains parts tested and certified as an engine system, reducing unknowns and ensuring a fully-supportable configuration.
In addition, our used parts are offered as stand-alone products or as part of a TrueChoice™ Flight Hour offering to support cost of ownership throughout a fleet’s life.
- Extensive inventory managed and distributed globally through our facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia.
- World-class quality by using only GE approved repair shops to deliver parts and components that conform to the OEM instructions for continued airworthiness and configuration.
- Certification paperwork that accompanies all used life-limited parts sold by GE.
- Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) exchange and vendor management that provides a higher level of LRU offerings with increased availability for faster turnaround time.
With 12,000+ repairs introduced, no one in the industry offers more
Repair: GE’s advanced repairs make more of your components serviceable, providing you with significant shop visit savings. Advanced repairs enable your business to reclaim components that would otherwise have to be replaced. Repairs that restore these components to within serviceable limits can help to maintain and extend an engine’s safe service life – and positively affect your bottom line.
We focus this technology development on advancements which restore engine performance, durability and reliability to strict technology standards, generating savings across your engines’ lifespan. In addition, we back our repair workmanship with industry-leading warranties.
- Less penetration non-destructive testing
- 3D borescope
- Reduced aggressive stripping
- Green cleaning
- Reduced distortion weld
- Improved yield braze alloys
- Part regeneration
- Improved yield
- Joining complex alloys
- Laser weld
- Replacing platinum aluminide
- Electron beam physical vapor deposition thermal barrier coatings
Repair warranty program
Repairs are guaranteed for workmanship for 4,000 engine flight hours (up from the original 2,000) or 2,000 part cycles or 24 months following redelivery, whichever occurs first for CFM56-3/5A/5B/7B/5C engines. For CF6-80C/80E engines, the coverage has been tripled to 6,000 engine flight hours or 1,500 part cycles or 24 months following redelivery, whichever occurs first.
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Enhanced Repair Warranty Program for POs dated July 1, 2012 onward - transferable up to one time.
Enhancing engine performance, while reducing your operational costs
Technology Upgrades: GE offers engine upgrades to enhance performance and reduce cost. Our engine upgrade kits incorporate today’s technologies to reduce the cost of ownership of the upgraded engines and the aircraft they power.
Using a platform approach combined with evaluation and cost-benefit analysis, we look for opportunities to infuse the technologies of current production engines into mid-life and mature engines, lowering fuel burn and increasing time on wing, reliability, repairability and residual value, as well as adherence to more stringent environmental regulations.
Upgrade programs include:
- Component improvements based on field experience
- Technology insertions
- Advanced upgrade kits
- Upgrades as the duty cycle evolves
- Enhancement and Performance Improvement Packages (PIPs)
Continuous technology evolution throughout the engine lifecycle
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Since the 1980s, we’ve demonstrated a legacy of implementing these continuous technology improvements throughout the engine lifecycle. These enhancements have yielded increased fuel efficiency, improved reliability and extended time on wing.
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