GE Aviation and Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) have formed a new joint venture that will specialise in the overhaul of GEnx engines.
The new company, GE Evergreen Engine Services, is expected to be able to perform limited work on GEnx engines in 2015, with full overhaul capability to follow by 2019. Later this year GE Aviation will provide training and tooling to the new joint venture.
“The GEnx is our most technically advanced engine to date, and it is very fitting that our partnership with EGAT is evolving to include the GEnx,” says GE Aviation chief executive David Joyce. “We are very excited to partner with EGAT as we create a next-generation service network for GEnx.”
EGAT is an MRO joint venture between GE Aviation and Taiwanese carrier Eva Air formed in 1998.