GE Aviation (China) Repair Technology Development Center Opened
Shanghai, China -- GE Aviation (China) Repair Technology Development Center opening ceremony was held in Lingang Industrial Park in Shanghai on Mar 28, 2017. This center is the first footprint of GE Aviation repair technology development in China, it will be focusing on developing and industrializing the advanced engine service and repair technology to support MRO shops, component repair shops, and on-wing support, so to further drive GE Aviation business growth in China. Yuan Guohua, President of Shanghai Lingang Group, Weiming Xiang, President of GE Aviation Great China, Patrick Wang, Engineering Leader of GE Aviation China, Mike Hoffmeister, General Manager of Global Service Technology and Tony Matacia, Business Development Director of Global Repair Technology attended the ceremony today.
As the rapid growth of the Chinese Civil aviation, aircraft engine maintenance and repair needs are increasing. Currently there are nearly 5000 GE/CFM* engines in operation in the Greater China region. GE Aviation provides technical support, on wing support to this fleet, and GE Aviation also provides maintenance and overhaul service for our customers’ engine fleet through our global service network. GE Aviation enhances investing in developing advanced repair technologies to further improve reliability and cost saving, such as using big data analytics to forecast Time on Wing and shop visits, On-wing inspection and repair to reduce engine removal, advanced repairs to shorten the turn-around-time.
“As the rapid growth of the worldwide fleet, the market need for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul is growing dramatically, ”said Weiming Xiang, President of GE Aviation Greater China.“We need and we are capable to develop new technology for engine repair to better support our customers. We also very much appreciate the great support from the Lingang District Government and the Lingang Group. I believe we will be seeing more opportunities to collaborate with each other in the future.”
“The launch of Repair Technology Development Center in Lingang will help GE Aviation have easy access to address customers’ needs in the region, speed up the advanced technology industrialization and bring significant value to customers,” said Patrick Wang, Engineering Leader of GE Aviation China. “We feel excited about reaching this big milestone, which is resulted from the great collaboration between Lingang Group and GE Aviation, and will further drive GE Aviation business growth in China.”
“Pudong Lingang Area has its unique advantages in transportation and location. We are heavily investing and introducing the high-tech manufacturing, and Aviation industry is one of the key focuses,” said Yuan Guohua, President of the Lingang Group. “GE Aviation is one of the world leading engine manufacturers, the launch of this repair technology development center will lead the aviation industry growth in Pudong as well as the Lingang remanufacturing cluster expansion, and further drive the cyclic economy growth. It’s also demonstrating that the global advanced aviation manufacturing will be further deployed in China, which is a very positive move for the sustainable growth of the Chinese aviation industry.
GE Aviation (China) Repair Technology Center, a 400m2 facility, with its early projects including the development of aircraft engine advanced cleaning technologies, part stripping and laser cleaning, and then gradually to expand to failure analysis and development of other repair technologies such as failure analysis and laser cladding. The center will also develop and support technologies to the in-region MRO shops like TEXL in Xiamen, EGAT in Taipei and SSAMC in Chengdu that GE is one of the shareholders, as well as other overhaul shops that authorized by GE Aviation, to further improve the repair capability and quality, shorten the turn-around time and reduce the cost. G
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.
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