April 1, 2014
GE Aviation and Evergreen form new venture for engine overhaul
GE Aviation and Evergreen Aviation Technologies announced formation of a new joint-venture company specializing in the overhaul of the GEnx, the fastest-selling engine in GE Aviation history. The new company, GE Evergreen Engine Services, builds on more than 15 years of close cooperation between GE Aviation and Evergreen. GE Aviation will begin providing training and tooling for GEnx later this year, and the facility will be able to perform limited work on GEnx beginning in 2015 with full overhaul capability to follow by 2019. The GEnx engine family is the fastest-selling engine in GE Aviation’s history with more than 1,500 engines on order. The engine entered service in 2011 and powers both the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Boeing 747-8. GE Aviation has been increasing production of the engine for the last two years and will deliver nearly 300 GEnx engines in 2014.