July 27, 2012
GE facility in Qatar set to receive engines for upkeep
The GE Aviation On-Wing Support Middle East & Africa quick turn engine maintenance facility, located in Qatar Science & Technology Park, as a part of the GE Advanced Technology & Research Centre, will soon start inducting engines for maintenance. The On-Wing Support facility in Qatar is the newest addition to GE’s On Wing Support global footprint, which includes locations in Cincinnati and Dallas in the US, and London, Seoul, and Shanghai. The first of its kind in the region, the facility received European Aviation Safety Agency approval on April 19th this year, to be an aeronautical engine repair station. Business leader Tyrone Jones explained that his team has been qualified to work on five engines within a short span of 12 months. “The engine models we will support are the CFM56, GE90-115B, CF34, GEnx, and GP7200,” he stated. GE Aviation On Wing Support Middle East & Africa has 15 staff and two interns based in Qatar.