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About us

XEOS is a new vibrant MRO center on the global aviation map.

In 2015, two leading aviation companies: Lufthansa Technik and GE Aviation, joined forces to build a state-of-the-art MRO facility in Środa Śląska, Southwestern Poland. XEOS opened for business and inducted the first engine in April 2019. The new facility is overhauling GE engines operated by Lufthansa and other airlines as well as cargo operators.. The investment amounts in total to 250 Mio USD and includes a modern MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) shop with its own test cell (under construction), both designed to host the biggest aircraft engines produced by GE (GEnx-2B and, in the future, GE9X).
XEOS is included in the Lufthansa Technik Group “Integrated Quality Management System”. After the approval audit carried out in February 2019, XEOS received its EASA Part 145 Approval from the German National Aviation Authority LBA (Luftfahrt Bundesamt) and became an approved MRO with the license to operate and service aircraft engines. In May 2019 XEOS added FAA (Federal Aviation Administration – US aviation authority) approval, also granted under LHT’s group umbrella. XEOS is working to add further authority approvals: Japanese JCAB, Korean MOLIT and Chinese CAAC. The TOP (Technical, Organizational & Personnel) requirement for it are confirmed.

People of XEOS

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To support the operation, XEOS is also building from scratch a team of 600 professionals – aircraft engines mechanics and engineers – trained, approved and certified according to global aviation standards. Young, highly motivated team of professionals is willing to develop and never compromise on quality standards and safety as well as customer satisfaction.

Thomas Lange
was appointed Managing Director of Business (CEO) on January 1, 2021.

Thomas joined XEOS team 3 years ago. He built, managed and matured the Operations Support Unit covering Logistics, Tooling & Equipment, Export Control and Customs – followed by a period in Facility Management. In 2020, he took over the Production Planning & Control Team, which is responsible for all aspects of shop planning including engine scheduling and governance, material control, vendor management and capacity forecasting.

Thomas began his career at Lufthansa Technik in 2006. As part of Lufthansa's management trainee program "ProTeam", he managed projects in strategic purchasing, controlling and finance units in Hamburg and Beijing. Thomas went on to join the Business Development Team for aircraft overhaul based in Hamburg, where he spent 4 years delivering key strategic projects. In 2012, Thomas moved to Sofia, Bulgaria where he built up and led a project team to develop and implement a centralized, global standard in the field of material and logistics. In the 5 years that Thomas spent in Sofia, he was promoted to Head of Supply Chain Development and delivered the design and rollout of the material and logistics setup for a brand new Lufthansa Technik facility in Puerto Rico.

He graduated from University of Potsdam and University of Cologne (Business Administration and Management).
Rob Burton
was appointed Managing Director of Operations (COO) on January 1, 2021.

He joined XEOS Team on November 4, 2019, taking the role of Head of Production. Before joining XEOS, Rob was the Vice President of Quality and Continuous Improvement at Safran Seating from January 2017 playing a leading role in developing the strategy and vision and operational turnaround of a company.  Prior to joining Safran, Rob spent 16 years working in Engine Controls for a company that traces its heritage back to Lucas Aerospace, TRW and Goodrich, before becoming a Joint-Venture with Rolls-Royce and then wholly owned by Rolls-Royce.  During this time, Rob spent 5 years as an Electronics Engineer working on the Tay engine controls for the Gulfstream IV and new concept controls for Rolls-Royce Indianapolis; 6 years as a Project Manager leading new product introduction to create a manufacturing capability for the Trent 1000 Engine Control, the replacement engine control system for the Advanced Hawkeye for the US Navair and a brand new aircraft engine for the HondaJet.  In 2011, Rob moved into functional roles at Rolls-Royce and led the Quality, Health & Safety and Continuous Improvement teams across a multi-site business which culminated in the building of a brand-new facility in Birmingham, England.

He graduated from University of Manchester (Project Management, MSc) and University of Birmingham (Electronic Engineering, BEng).