GE MRO Center Helps Power Dubai’s Aeronautics Ambitions
Dubai’s role as a global aviation hub tends to focus on passenger and cargo traffic, and the 240 destinations the city’s airports serve. But equally significant is the city’s growing role as an international maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center.
The most recent example of this is the opening of GE’s On Wing Support Center in Dubai South’s Aviation District Aerospace Supply Chain Facility. The center, one of seven that GE Aviation operates around the world, provides the entire breadth of engine repair services, including 24-hour technician cover for Aircraft On Ground (AOG) services.
Serving customers from more than 19 countries in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and CIS states, the center also supports the Dubai Industrial Strategy, which was established in 2016 to drive high-growth industries in Dubai. One of the strategy’s six priority subsectors is aerospace.
“With the UAE continuing to raise the bar in the aviation sector both regionally and globally – highlighted by its world-class airports, carriers and connectivity – the new On Wing Support Center allows us to be closer to our customers, better understand their needs and together deliver groundbreaking aviation technologies,” said John Flannery, Chairman & CEO of GE. “The provision of more efficient, reliable and timely maintenance and repair services remains vital to the advancement of the industry.”
The center can service up to 20 LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines annually for quick-turn work scopes including hot section module replacements. It also delivers ongoing service support for all other GE/CFM engine models and stores spare engines for swift delivery to customers in the region.
The world’s first master-planned airport city, Dubai South is building state-of-the-art infrastructure around the Al Maktoum International Airport. The Aviation District provides a specialized business environment that meets all the needs of the aviation industry. Dubai south occupies 7 square kilometers.
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