Products and Services
Services for the most modern GE engines
The modern XEOS engine facility will handle the overhaul of the latest GE engines, the GEnx and - in plans, later on - the GE9X. When production commences at the beginning of 2019, XEOS will have full capability for the GEnx turbofan engine, including scheduled shop visits, power improvement programs, performance restoration shop visits and the full overhaul work scope. At the time of the planned entry into service of the Boeing 777X by the end of 2019, there are plans for XEOS to be in a position to support GE9X engine operation from day one.
The capacity offered by XEOS will be increased gradually over the coming years to up to 220 shop visits annually – this corresponds to a total working time of around 800,000 hours each year. The engines will be disassembled, cleaned, inspected and diagnosed fully at XEOS right down to the piece part level.
Cleaning and inspection
From the start of production, XEOS will be equipped with a state-of-the-art, full automatic cleaning line and a non-destructive testing area, where all removed parts will be measured and inspected in accordance with the OEM manual procedures. This will include measurement on a 3D computer-aided measurement machine (CMM), a fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) line and magnetic particle inspection (MPI) equipment.
World class parts repair
As a joint venture of Lufthansa Technik and GE Aviation, XEOS is directly connected to GE's worldwide repair network and has direct access to the repair capabilities of Lufthansa Technik. This ensures world class engine parts repair services based on decades of experience. Using OEM approved tooling and equipment technology, the engine re-assembly with local, expertly trained and qualified assembly mechanics will guarantee that the engines are re-build to the highest quality standards and in accordance with the OEM procedures.
In-house repair capabilities
XEOS will also ramp up in-house repair capabilities from the outset to increase flexibility, reduce logistics costs and support the connected networks. CNC machines for milling, turning and grinding will be available at XEOS for dimensional repairs and to produce exact clearances between matching components in the assembly process. More complex repairs requiring source approval by the OEM will be added subsequently to the portfolio. XEOS will be equipped with plasma spray and HVOF equipment, for example, in order to carry out these repairs.