Brisbane, Australia, 5 March 2014 – GE Aviation today announced the expansion of its maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Brisbane airport.
The expansion of the building, as well as capital, personnel and training investment will enable the base to complete Bombardier Q400* and Bombardier Q400 NextGen*, SAAB 340 and Fokker 50 propeller repairs for regional turboprop fleets in the Asia Pacific region.
GE Aviation Regional Executive, Max York, said the expansion demonstrated a long-term commitment to supporting fleet operators in the region.
“GE is committed to supporting existing and new customers in the region. This marks a long-term investment to support the growing fleet here and enables us to broaden the scope of capabilities that we can offer our customers,” Mr York said.
“As the only facility in Asia Pacific to service the Bombardier Q400 propeller system, the expansion will also provide productivity improvements including shorter lead times and reduced stock holding and freight costs.”
The 20,000 sq. ft. Brisbane site is certified by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA), the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) and to the global aviation standard AS:9110. The existing GE facility is located at Brisbane airport and Q400 aircraft propeller repair operations were initiated in January 2012.
*Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.