Ge aviation Launches engine support centre in Dubai south
GE Aviation has opened its On Wing Support Center in Dubai South’s Aviation District Aerospace Supply Chain Facility, marking the expansion of the company’s engine repair services in one of the world’s leading aviation hubs.
GE has been operating its On Wing Support Center with Emirates Airlines since 2013, providing 24/7 full-service repair solutions for all GE and CFM engines that serve the Emirates fleet. With the new facility in Dubai South, the centre will serve all UAE carriers – including Emirates, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia, and flydubai – providing prompt maintenance and repair.
A significant addition to the comprehensive aviation ecosystem at Dubai South, which is designed to service the global aerospace industry, GE’S On Wing Support Centre can service up to 20 LEAP1A and LEAP-1B engines annually for quick turn workscopes, including hot section module replacements, in addition to delivering ongoing service support for all other GE/CFM engine models with capability to service the GE9X engines in the future. It will also store spare engines, enabling GE Aviation to deliver them swiftly to its customers in the region.
The centre, set on an area of 1,500sqm, can undertake the entire breadth of services including remote borescope inspection, compressor top case repairs, fan case removal and installation, turbine module replacements and gearbox, and component replacements. It also offers 24-hour technician cover for Aircraft On Ground (AOG) services.
Every 30 seconds, an aircraft equipped with GE technology takes off in the Middle East and North Africa. With almost 2,900 jet engines in service, GE and its joint venture partners help fly two-thirds of all flights in the region.