XEOS, the new aircraft engine service center located in Sroda Slaska near Wrocław, Poland celebrated its official opening in September 2019. The company is a joint venture of Lufthansa Technik (51%) and GE Aviation (49%) and is a service center for GEnx-2B and GE9X engines.
It was built in 16 months, a record Lufthansa Technik says. The first commercial engine was accepted for repair in April 2019. By the end of this year about 20 engines will have been inducted for service there. And by 2023 the companies say the plant will repair more than 200 engines per year.
The grand opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland and the Polish government as well as Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Rolf Nikel and Christian Cardona, Political and Economic Consul of the US General Consulate. Carsten Spohr, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa, Dr. Johannes Bussmann, CEO of Lufthansa Technik, David Joyce, Vice Chair, GE and President & CEO, GE Aviation and Jean Lydon-Rodgers, President and CEO, GE Aviation Service.
“For decades, Lufthansa Technik has been known as a center of excellence in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul business of engines and engine components,” said Dr. Johannes Bussmann, CEO of Lufthansa Technik. “The successful opening of the XEOS engine shop with our partner GE is a cornerstone for our long-term growth strategy to offer comprehensive MRO services also for the latest generations of aircraft engines.” The JV partners invested about $250 million to construct the facility. in total.