GE Engine Services and the Nordam Group of the USA are to form an aero-engine component-overhaul joint venture in the UK. The plant is scheduled to begin operations in May 1997. Nordam Europe will be 51%-owned by Nordam, with GE holding the balance, and based at a $9.3 million unit near Cardiff, in Wales. Construction of the site will be completed by February 1997. The new company will specialise in the overhaul of nacelle-related, primarily composite, components such as cowlings and ducts, says GE, adding that Nordam Europe may also offer repairs of airframe parts such as wing flaps. The venture will complement GE's engine-repair site near Cardiff.

Source: Flight International