Taikoo Engine Services (Xiamen) Company Limited (TEXL) and GE Aviation will held a special celebration to commemorate the start of operations at TEXL’s expanded facility in Xiamen, China as well as the start of TEXL’s full overhaul and engine test services on GE90 engines. TEXL, with the help of GE Aviation, completed the facility expansion earlier this year. That expansion includes a new two-story, 17,500 square meter building. TEXL plans to perform module strip and build and component repair in the new structure. Most recently, TEXL received Part 145 certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), U. S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China
(CAAC) that allow the facility to perform complete overhaul on the GE90-110B and -115B engine models. TEXL has inducted 18 GE90 engines from seven customers into its facility for overhaul since July 2010.
“The expanded facility is a major milestone for TEXL. We are excited to be the only current non-OEM provider of GE90 overhauls and test services capable of serving the global market,” said Augustus Tang, chairman of TEXL. Since July 2010, TEXL has been performing quick-turn engine repairs, including modifications and repairs to the compressor outlet guide vane leaf seals, turbine center frame and high pressure turbine module shrouds. TEXL has also performed full engine tests in its test cell, which is rated at 150,000 pounds of thrust. TEXL is the sole holder of a GE90 GE Branded Service Agreement in Asia, operating under a 22-year agreement with GE to perform authorized GE90 repair services.