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Tooling up for GE9X

May 08, 2018
Dedienne Aerospace and Rhinestahl Customer Tooling Solutions (CTS), industry leaders in aircraft engine tooling and ground support equipment, have been selected as GE Aviation's authorized engine tooling licensees for GE9X engines.

“Rhinestahl CTS has worked side by side with GE for years to provide the best service and support this industry has to offer,” says Rhinestahl CTS chief operating officer, Alan Oak. “Our demonstrated success with GE and CFM’s LEAP™ engine tooling has solidified our position as the global tooling leader.”

“Rhinestahl and GE have had years of success working together to provide our customers with high quality tooling solutions. Our decision to select Rhinestahl as one of the GE9X engine tooling solutions providers is a testament to Rhinestahl’s ability to serve our customers’ needs,” says Ted Ingling, GE's general manager of the GE9X engine program.

Dedienne Aerospace and GE have collaborated on many projects and developed a strong relationship. A tooling license for the GE9X engine program is the culmination of that relationship and a mutual desire to deliver world-class aviation support.

"We are proud to be part of the GE9X engine program and the entire Dedienne team is committed to delivering premium airline customer service and production for GE," says Karel Volot, CEO of Dedienne Aerospace.

Dieter Moeller, president & CEO, Rhinestahl Corporation, Greg Lyness, GE Aviation GE9X EIS operations leader and Karel Volot, CEO, Dedienne Aerospace, sign the GE9X engine tooling licensee agreement at the MRO Americas conference in April.

Starting this year, Dedienne will sell, maintain, support, provision, test, calibrate, lease and service GE9X engine tooling. Its entire global operations will be focused on GE9X customer support, while a large service center will be opened in Cincinnati to serve as the central operations for supporting GE Aviation, the GE9X engine program and GE’s customers.

"GE is focused on providing customers with exceptional service and product support," explains Ingling. "That’s why we’re pleased to sign Dedienne Aerospace as one of our tooling suppliers. Its engine tooling expertise and global footprint will benefit the GE9X engine fleet.”

More information can be found on the Rhinestahl and Dedienne websites.

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