TrueChoice™ Material

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.

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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.

Services include:

  • 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.

For more information, contact Fleet Support or GE Aviation’s used materials business directly +1.214.960.3400 or via email.

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.

INSPECTION

  • Less penetration non-destructive testing
  • 3D borescope

CLEANING

  • Reduced aggressive stripping
  • Green cleaning

JOINING

  • Reduced distortion weld
  • Improved yield braze alloys
 

METAL ADDITION

  • Part regeneration
  • Improved yield

SPECIALIZED WELDING

  • Joining complex alloys
  • Laser weld

COATING

  • Replacing platinum aluminide
  • Electron beam physical vapor deposition thermal barrier coatings

Repair facilities/capabilities

GE dedicated repair facilities Singapore Plant 62 Singapore Plant 23 Cincinnati Ohio, USA Hungary McAllen Texas, USA
Parts HPC airfoils
  • HPT airfoils
  • Combustors
  • Rotating parts
  • Frames, cases
  • Combustors
  • Fan blades
  • LPT shrouds
  • Seals
  • Fan hardware
  • Composite fan blades
  • LPT airfoils
  • HPT hangers
  • HPT nozzles
Core capabilities
  • Automated welding
  • Coatings - HVOF
  • Brazing
  • Robotic blending
  • Peening
  • FPI, EC, X-ray, U/T, CT, waterjet
  • Welding/brazing
  • EB welding
  • EDM/grinding
  • Laser additive
  • Laser multi-hole manufacturing
  • Coating
  • Peening
  • Cleaning: Chemical, FIC, waterjet, ultrasonic
  • Inspection: FPI, U/T, EC, robotic
  • Machining/grinding/peening
  • Welding/brazing
  • EB welding
  • Laser multi-hole manufacturing
  • Additive CMT, cold spray
  • 3D polymer printing
  • Brazing
  • Welding
  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Brazing
  • Grinding
  • VPA/PtAl coatings
GE overhaul/ repair facilities Wales Caledonian      
Parts
  • Rotating parts
  • Structures
  • Rotating parts
  • Structures
     
Core capabilities
  • Welding
  • Low tech coatings
  • NDT, FPI, EC
  • Welding
  • Low tech coatings
  • NDT, FPI, EC
     
Engine platforms CFM, GE90, GP7200 CF6, GEnx      
 

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.

Engine Models Part Time
(hours, months)
Part Cycles Redelivery
(months)
CFM56-3/5A/5B/7B/5C 4000, 24 2000 24
CF6-80C/80E 6000, 24 1500 24
Other 2000, 12 1000 12

Enhanced Repair Warranty Program for POs dated July 1, 2012 onward - transferable up to one time.

To view our Repair Catalogs, go to the myGEAviation customer portal.

Click here to view some of our latest repairs.

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

    Number of Upgrades Fuel Burn Improvement Time on Wing Increase
CF34-10E
(EIS: 2005)
CF34 Engine 8 2% 1.3x
CFM56
(EIS: 1984)
CFM56 Engine 8 8% 2x
CF6-80C2
(EIS: 1988)
CF6-80C2 Engine 8 3% 3x
GE90-94
(EIS: 1995)
GE90 Engine 5 2% 2x

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.

For more information, contact Fleet Support or GE Aviation’s used materials business directly +1 214 960 3400 or via email.

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