February 18, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rhinestahl CTS Announces Exclusive Maintenance and Repair Agreement with CFM International
OEM licensee to perform maintenance and repair of CFM LEAP-1B engine shipping stands
CINCINNATI, OH – Rhinestahl CTS, a global leader in aircraft engine tooling and ground support equipment, announced an exclusive agreement to manage, maintain and repair all CFM International LEAP-1B engine shipping stands for GE Durham, Lafayette, Evendale, Peebles Test Facility, and Safran Villaroche.
Under the terms of this agreement, Rhinestahl CTS will bring all LEAP-1B engine shipping stands in-house, to manage and maintain. CFM International will deliver 30+ empty engine stands per week to Rhinestahl CTS’ 100,000 sq. ft. North America Tooling Readiness Center for inspection, maintenance, repair and storage prior to being returned to the field.
“With this maintenance and repair agreement, we have strengthened our partnership with two world class engine manufacturers, GE and Safran, to provide solutions that cover the full life cycle of engine stands,” said Director of Aftermarket Services, Brandon Lafferty. “We have expanded our facilities globally and are well-positioned for growth in the engine stand, tooling maintenance and repair market. We are very excited about this opportunity and the continued growth we will see throughout our partnership with GE and Safran.”
This agreement is a testament to Rhinestahl CTS’ existing technical support, customer service model, and continued demonstrated success providing tooling and ground support equipment for GE and CFM International turbine engines. LEAP engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.
About Rhinestahl CTS: Based in Mason, Ohio, Rhinestahl CTS (Customer Tooling Solutions) is a global leader in aircraft engine tooling and ground support equipment where superior quality, responsive service, and technical expertise are our core values. As an OEM licensee of GE, CFM International, and Rolls-Royce for engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul tooling, we deliver worry-free tooling solutions – to keep you flying. Founded in 1967, Rhinestahl CTS prides itself on its entrepreneurial culture and can-do attitude and was recently recognized as one of the area’s top 100 privately held companies by Deloitte. For more information, please visit http://www.rhinestahl.com/cts/overview.