A long term customer of ours was shipping in its engines from all over Europe to GTES to have 365 Day Preservation, but were concerned about leaving bases without spare engines.
So we started going to the bases to carry out Preservations, either taking our full preservation kit hitched up behind our truck or if some equipment was available at the remote base then just a flyaway kit.
So the upshot, the customer has 18 spare engines fully Preserved and kept serviceable without any downtime
A new customer approached GT Engine Services with a request for a complete component strip of a V2500 engine, this came at very short notice. The customer needed to ship the engine within three days for a slot booked for the engine teardown. GT Engine Services workforce moved on to a two shift system at a moment’s notice. Each Component and piece part was carefully removed, labelled, catalogued, cleaned, inspected and packed in purpose made boxes. The QEC kit was removed independently inspected for serviceability and released as a complete kit.
By achieving this very tight TAT (Turn Around Time) at very short notice, the customer was able to have over 800 components ready to stock their shelves and the engine core made the valuable teardown slot realising the residual value of the asset. Due to the flexibility and customer focus provided by GT Engine Services this customer placed a second engine with GT Engine Services for the same workscope the following week. Both engines were completed to the customer’s satisfaction on time and within budget.
A GTES customer called us at 10am, having pre-sold an aircraft engines, subject to a satisfactory inspection. With a timescale of less than 24 hours, we immediately despatched two engineers to Chateauroux, France to borescope the engines. Passport and vehicle details were forwarded to the airport, to facilitate a pre-arrival security clearance. The result – full borescope reports produced within the time-scale and the customer’s engines sold to schedule.
A UK operator asked GTES if we could supply them with an engine. One of our lease company customers had a suitable engine. We put the two entities in contact and they agreed a deal. The lease company asked GTES to prepare the engine, by taking it out of long-term storage and carrying out a conversion to the correct thrust rating. This was carried out on an AOG basis and the aircraft was back flying within hours.
GTES has received several bare engines direct from the manufacturer that required QEC build-up. GTES carried out this workscope and placed these engines into storage, ready to service our customers’ fleet.