The network of overhaul facilities for the GEnx engine is expanding as production of the engine accelerates. Recently, GE Aviation announced a GE-Branded Services Agreement (GBSA) with Air France-KLM for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the GEnx-1B and a new joint venture with Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) called GE Evergreen Engine Services, which will provide MRO services for both the GEnx-1B and -2B.
“These new agreements underscore our commitment to an MRO network that offers customers a choice of facilities and geographies,” said Paul McElhinney, president and CEO of GE Aviation’s Services business. “We are committed to building a next-generation MRO network for GEnx that is highly responsive to customer needs.”
Air France-KLM and GE Evergreen Engines Services join a network that includes GE Aviation overhaul facilities in Prestwick, Scotland and Petropolis, Brazil. Other GEnx MRO partners include Abu Dhabi Aircraft Tehnologies (ADAT), which received FAA and UAE General Civil Aviation Authority approval for quick turn operations late last year and ultimately will be an overhaul facility for both the GEnx-1B and -2B; Lufthansa Technik, which has a GBSA for maintenance, repair and overhaul of the GEnx-2B powering the Boeing 747-8; and Air India, which has a GBSA for GEnx-1Bs.
The GEnx engine family is the fastest-selling engine in GE Aviation history with more than 1,500 engines on order. The GEnx production rate is expected to grow by 50 percent this year to nearly 300 engines annually.