GE Expands Service Center Network in Asia with Two New CF34-3 Authorized Service Centers

LAS VEGAS, NV –– GE Aviation continues to grow its service network in Asia and has named Metrojet and STAECO as authorized service centers for GE's CF34-3 engines that power the Bombardier Challenger series aircraft.

With this agreement, STAECO in Jinan and Metrojet in Hong Kong can perform line maintenance inspections and routine installed engine maintenance, including removal and replacement of engines and engine components. The two centers will also be allowed to provide OnPointSM solution and GE's new engine warranty support.

"GE Aviation is proud to welcome Metrojet and STAECO as Authorized Service Center for CF34-3 engines," said Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation's Business & General Aviation organization. "These two centers expand our service center footprint in Asia and allow our customers to have access to OEM-quality service and support around the world."

GE Aviation is expanding its service network for business and general aviation engines with more than 50 Authorized Service Centers for M601, H80 and CF34 engines. This network enables customers to have access to OEM-quality service and support around the world.

Located at Jinan Yaoqiang Airport in Shandong province, STAECO is a joint venture of Shandong Aviation Group Company (SDAG), Hongkong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO), Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (TAECO) and Hongkong ZhongKai Aviation Consulting Service Company Limited. One of the major maintenance, repair and overhaul providers in mainland China, STAECO focuses on extensive maintenance and engineering solutions for middle and small aircraft in civil aviation.

Established in 1995, Metrojet is a leading business jet operator and maintenance provider in Asia. The company pioneered business aviation in Hong Kong, and offers comprehensive aircraft management, consultancy, charter and maintenance services with approvals from the Hong Kong CAD and the United States FAA. Metrojet is also fully authorized to carry out maintenance on aircraft registered in China, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Bermuda, Canada, Isle of Man, and Cayman Islands.

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet, turboshaft and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.