The expedited approval process began in February 2016, when GE approached RUAG Aviation with its requirements. GE chose to partner with RUAG Aviation based on the two firms’ longstanding relationship, and the ability of RUAG Aviation to deliver quick response times while also confirming vast in-house expertise, a strong track record and a broad service portfolio.
"The creation of a new Authorized Service Center at the RUAG Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen site complements the strongly established service portfolio offered by RUAG Aviation, enabling them to expand support of Embraer Lineage 1000 aircraft with maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of GE’s CF34-10E turbofan," said Brad Mottier, Vice President and General Manager of GE Aviation's Business & General Aviation and Integrated Systems organization. "RUAG Aviation has developed a solid reputation as a service provider for business jets, and this agreement will allow them to increase support capabilities for our customers in Europe."
Customers in Europe can now benefit from an expanded range of services, which includes line and base maintenance, fleet support, MRO, aircraft painting, and upgrades. Furthermore, as a one-stop shop provider, RUAG Aviation can carry out multiple upgrades – including last-minute requests – during the same downtime, keeping costs and time to a minimum.
"Becoming an Authorized GE Service Center is an important step towards strengthening our service portfolio in Europe. We look forward to continuing to work closely with General Electric and supporting our European customers," says Mark-André Mann, Head of Sales Business Aviation at RUAG Aviation.
GE Aviation is expanding its service network for business and general aviation engines, growing from 10 ASCs in 2010 to 38 in 2016. This network enables customers to have access to OEM-quality service and support around the world.
RUAG Aviation is a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide.
Servicing aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company’s core competencies include maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacturing and integration of subsystems.RUAG is an authorised service centre for OEMs of renown, such as Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Bombardier, Cirrus, Cessna, Diamond, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Finmeccanica, Piaggio, Sikorsky, Pilatus, Piper, and Mooney, as well as a service centre for 328 Support Services, Hawker Beechcraft, Viking und MD Helicopters. RUAG Aviation is also a partner to the Swiss Armed Forces and other international air forces.
The company is also the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for challenging special missions and passenger and cargo operations.
RUAG Aviation is a certified Part 21J EASA Design Organisation, Part 21G EASA Production Organisation and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organisation.