TEI and GE Aerospace Sign F110 Engine MRO Service Agreement
TUSAS Engine Industries Inc. (TEI) and GE Aerospace agreed to extend TEI’s license to conduct F110 Depot Level Maintenance services for several countries operating F-16 and F-15 fighter jets.
TEI is a GE-certified service provider with a proven track record in the field of MRO. The company will provide F110 Engine MRO services for several countries within its license coverage. TEI is now recognized as a regional F110 Depot in OEM’s (GE) supplier network. The company performs duties associated with the Engine Structural Integrity Program and the Service Life Extension Program.
Professor Mahmut Faruk Akşit, General Manager of TEI, said, “We are very excited to be a part of the F110 MRO supplier network as a ‘Regional Depot’ and eager to work with our long-term partner GE to fulfil the service needs of F110 operators.”
“Considering capacity needs due to increased demands, we are committed to providing our best-in-class service for F110 engines with on-time delivery, highest quality standards, and low turn-around-times at competitive price levels. Having performed F110 engine production for the complete F-16 Aircraft fleet of the Turkish Air Force (TurAF) and worked with several countries in the region for F110 Engine MRO, TEI is the right partner for GE Aerospace to cooperate in its global F110 Engine MRO campaigns” Akşit added.
GE Aerospace Vice President and General Manager for Combat and Trainer Engines, Military Systems Shawn Warren, said, “We are proud to continue our longstanding relationship with TEI, who has a strong reputation as an MRO service provider for our F110 customers globally,” and added, “This agreement will allow our international F110 operators to have enhanced support and services in the region.”
TEI is one of the largest producers of parts for F110 engines, as well as a licensed MRO facility not only for Türkiye but also for several countries for GE’s T700 used in Black Hawk, Seahawk, Super Cobra and Apache helicopters, and GE’s F110 engine, used in F16 and F15 fighter aircraft and GE’s LM2500 gas turbines, used in the Barbaros, Gabya and ISTIF class frigates (MILGEM-I), the Ada class (MILGEM) corvettes and the DIMDEG fleet oil replenishment vessel.