The global supplier of jet engines, components and systems for commercial and military aircraft, GE Aerospace, announced last Wednesday that it is producing a new site for the development of inspection and repair technologies, that will be used in aviation service workshops around the world and will generate several job openings, according to the Aeroin website.
GE intends to invest $14 million and, as a result, generate approximately 50 salaried jobs over the next two years at its Services Technology Acceleration Center (STAC), located in Springdale, in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio State in the United States.
According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, the 85,000-square-foot (7,896-square-meter) site where the aviation STAC will be located was home to the former grand headquarters of cosmetics company Avon.
The STAC facility will be dedicated to the development of engine service technologies and work processes, enabling collaboration between engineering and manufacturing and generating jobs in this area as well.
Teams will work together to demonstrate a technology’s deployment readiness before scaling it for use in service shops, speeding new ideas to market.
“This investment is a testament to GE’s continued commitment to enhancing our portfolio of leading services technology,” said Russell Stokes, President and CEO, Commercial Engines and Services, GE Aerospace.
“We are creating a new space dedicated to development of automation and robotics technologies that we can distribute in our workshops maintenance, repair and overhaul at different scale and speed,” added Stokes.
The Technology center facility in the 85,000-square-foot space will also be used as a training center for many of these next-generation service technologies, as well as a customer education center for GE Aerospace, generating numerous jobs there as well. aviation area.
“We are innovating new ways to create service solutions for aviation customers. This facility is intended to put us in an even better position to accelerate the technologies we are developing and industrializing to serve our customers at the lowest cost and fastest speed possible,” said Nicole Tibbetts, Chief Manufacturing Engineer for MRO at GE Aerospace.