The 27th of September 2017 will go down in the history of XEOS as a symbolic day of launching the investment and laying the foundation stone for XEOS aircraft engine service and overhaul centre in Sroda Slaska, near Wroclaw. It is a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and GE Aviation.
As for today, the Centre already employs 86 people, whilst this number is to increase to 100 by the end of this year. In spring 2019 when the plant is to be fully operational, there will be about 140 people working there. Ultimately, XEOS aims to create 600 new work places.
First engines in spring 2019
The symbolic time capsule contains among others the original plate to the etching representing an aircraft engine against the backdrop of XEOS centre, authored by a Wroclavian artist Marta Lech, a letter from XEOS team to future generations of employees and business partners of the centre, an outline of a GEnx-2B engine (to be serviced in the plant in the future) cut in glass, as well as a model of Boeing 747-8, where such engines are installed.
Aircraft engine service and overhaul centre
The plant is intended primarily to service GEnx-2B engines, and in subsequent years also GE9X. GE9X engines, to be serviced in the plant from 2021, are the most advanced aircraft engines in their class.