EVENDALE, OHIO - GE On Wing Support, Inc., a subsidiary of GE Engine Services, Inc., has launched its newest operation, at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

GE On Wing Support SM , with "rapid response" technicians on call every hour at locations worldwide, maintains and repair engines produced by GE Aircraft Engines and by CFM International, the 50/50 joint company of Snecma of France and General Electric Company, as well as those produced by Pratt and Whitney, Rolls-Royce, and IAE.

GE On Wing Support-LAX will initially service CFM56, CF6-80C2, JT8D, JT9D, and PW4000 engines, and will operate from Garrett Aviation Services' Total Aircraft ServiceSM Center at LAX.

"This facility brings several advantages to GE On Wing Support customers," said Lorraine Bolsinger, vice president of GE Engine Services product management. "We can quickly and efficiently serve U.S. west coast operators, as well as the many global operators that make LAX one of the world's busiest airports. GE On Wing Support-LAX also allows us to dispatch technicians immediately and directly to where they are needed, reducing or eliminating downtime.

"Additionally, GE On Wing Support-LAX plans to offer, by the end of 2000, 'hospital shop' services, such as replacing low-pressure turbines, high-pressure turbines, combustors, and boosters, if on wing repair or maintenance isn't an option."

GE On Wing Support has locations in: Luton and Heathrow, U.K.; Xiamen, China; Seoul, South Korea; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Dallas, Texas; Cincinnati, Ohio; New York, New York; and Miami, Florida.

In addition to its On Wing Support network, GE Engine Services operates a global network of overhaul and repair facilities in: Xiamen, China; Nantgarw, Wales; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Ontario, California; Strother Field, near Arkansas City, Kansas; Miami, Florida; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Prestwick, Scotland; Petropolis, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Cincinnati, Ohio, and also at Garrett Aviation Services' six Total Aircraft Service Centers.