GE Aviation has opened an $8 million MRO facility in Australia to service customers across the Asia Pacific region.
The new Asia-Pacific Service Centre at Brisbane Airport supports avionics, flight management, electrical power and Dowty propeller systems on various aircraft including the Boeing 737 and 787.
“A key part of GE Aviation’s global customer services network, this truly world-class facility offers cutting-edge technology and highly skilled technicians at a one-stop shop for aviation customers from across the Asia Pacific region,” said GE Australia country leader Sam Maresh.
“We are delighted to mark a new chapter in our Australian operations and our near two-decade relationship with Brisbane Airport with the opening of a leading aviation servicing facility that creates fresh opportunities for GE Aviation.”
Queensland’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk commented: “I welcome the expansion of GE Aviation’s new facility in Brisbane, building on aviation services based at Brisbane Airport servicing the Asia Pacific region. GE Aviation’s increased investment is an investment in Queensland’s future and is a signal to young people in particular that good jobs are available in a range of industries.”
Brisbane Airport’s CEO Gert-Jan de Graaff said: “GE Aviation’s partnership with Brisbane Airport continues to go from strength to strength, and we really look forward to building our relationship. This hi-tech workshop is important for the future of the airport, and we welcome the commitment from GE Aviation as a sign of confidence in the growth outlook.”