The Services Technology Acceleration Centre (STAC) will receive a $14 million investment by GE over the course of the next two years, along with the addition of 50 pay jobs.
GE Aerospace, a provider of jet and turboprop engines is developing a new site that will be dedicated to advancing inspection repair and overhaul technology to be used at aviation service shops around the globe. The Services Technology Acceleration Centre (STAC), located at 175 Progress Place in the Cincinnati suburb of Springdale, Ohio, U.S. will receive a $14 million investment by GE over the course of the next two years, along with the addition of 50 pay jobs.
Engineering and manufacturing will work together at the STAC site to create engine services technology and operational procedures. Prior to scaling up the technology for usage in service centres, the teams collaborate to show that it is ready for manufacturing, expediting the introduction of new repairs to the market.
“This investment is a testament to GE’s continued commitment to advance our leading services technology portfolio,” said Russell Stokes, President & CEO, Commercial Engines and Services for GE Aerospace. “We are creating a new, dedicated space to develop automation and robotics technologies that we can distribute at our Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul shops at scale and a different speed,” he further added.
Both a GE Aerospace customer education centre and a training facility for several of these cutting-edge servicing technologies will be housed in the 85,000-square-foot building.
“We are innovating new ways of creating service solutions for customers,” said Nicole Tibbetts, Chief Manufacturing Engineer for MRO, GE Aerospace. “This site is intended to put us in an even better position to accelerate the technologies we are developing and industrializing to service our customers at the lowest cost and highest velocity possible,” she further added.
Global on-wing support, repair, used materials, and overhaul of the fleets of international airlines are all handled by the GE Aerospace Commercial Engine & Service franchise. At its service shops, GE has created and advanced a number of technologies over the last five years.