General Electric to Make Aviation Its Main Focus

General Electric’s time-honored run as one of the United States’ top manufacturing conglomerates has reached yet another milestone as the company announced plans to split its three core businesses into separate publicly traded enterprises. GE Healthcare, a maker of MRIs and other hospital equipment, and GE Power, a producer of turbines for power plants and wind farms, will respectively spin-off in early 2023 and 2024, leaving GE Aviation as GE’s cornerstone operation. This unit, a key supplier to The Boeing Company, is globally renowned for building and maintaining a plethora of the most widely used jet engines in commercial aviation.

Since the development of its first wide-body aircraft engines, GE has not only adopted AGSE's custom-designed, superior functional GSE & Tooling for the safe and efficient handling of their high-bypass turbofans but also recommends our wide array of solutions to the industry’s top airlines, aircraft hangars, and engine shops. In addition, Westmont Industries, AGSE's parent company, maintains a successful track record with GE via the installation of overhead gantry systems, used for the horizontal build & MRO of all GE engines, at many of their production facilities around the world. Lastly, AGSE Tooling continues to serve as a trusted supplier of line maintenance and shop tooling for the LEAP program, a 50-50 joint venture between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, as well as CFM56 engines.

As GE takes on this fresh wave of strategic initiatives, AGSE is ready to provide its full support every step of the way to help the acclaimed engine manufacturer attain the next level of innovation and service. Read the full story by clicking here.

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