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MIDDLE RIVER, LUFTHANSA TECHNIK SIGN THRUST REVERSER MRO PACT

     (The following press release from GE Aviation was received by e-mail. The  sender verified the statement.)  Middle River Aircraft Systems and Lufthansa Technik Sign Thrust Reverser MRO  Partnership Agreement FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW --July 13, 2014-Middle River Aircraft Systems, Inc.  (MRAS), a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Aviation, has signed a maintenance,  repair and overhaul (MRO) agreement with Lufthansa Technik AG (LHT) under which  LHT will be MRAS's authorized service provider for the thrust reverser on the  GEnx-2B engines that power the Boeing 747-8 aircraft. This long-term  partnership will cover the 24/7 product support, asset leasing/exchange and  maintenance service offerings to worldwide 747-8 operators.  "We are pleased to enter into a long-term partnership with LHT, a global  world-class MRO provider. LHT is strategically positioned to support GEnx-2B  thrust reverser customers with high-tech quality repairs and overhaul  services," said Huntley Myrie, general manager of nacelle products for Middle  River Aircraft Systems.  Michael Kirstein, director of Lufthansa Technik's airframe related component  (ARC(r)) business unit, said: "Based on this partnership, we will be able to  offer a unique and leading worldwide 747-8 nacelle service. We will generate  additional customer value by combining MRAS's vast experience in design and  product engineering with LHT's comprehensive strengths in repair development  and the management and handling of valuable assets."  Lufthansa is currently the largest operator of the 747-8 aircraft with 19 total  aircraft ordered.  Boeing offers the 747-8 in both freighter and passenger  aircraft configurations all powered by the GEnx-2B engine. Under the agreement, LHT will provide various GEnx-2B nacelle MRO services,  including but not limited to warranty repairs and modifications on behalf of  MRAS. Initially LHT will set up repair capability at its Hamburg, Germany and  Shenzhen, China facilities. With more than three decades of experience within  the area of advanced composites and bonded material repair technology,  Lufthansa Technik has the proven experience to support customers through the  entire life cycle of the nacelle - from the entry into service up to major and  complex repairs.  LHT will provide and maintain an adequate pool of spares to offer customers  exchanges and or leases while their thrust reverser is being repaired.  These  serviceable spare thrust reversers will be available to worldwide customers on  a 24/7 support basis.  The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and about 26,000  employees worldwide, is one of the leading providers of services for the  aviation industry. Lufthansa Technik is licensed internationally as a repair,  production and development enterprise. The Group's portfolio encompasses the  entire spectrum of services in the areas of maintenance, repair, overhaul,  modification and conversion, engines and components.  GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of  jet, turboprop and turboshaft engines, components and integrated systems for  commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a  global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit  us at www.ge.com/aviation<http://www.ge.com/aviation>. Follow GE Aviation on  Twitter at http://twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation. For GE Aviation's Farnborough updates,  visit http://www.geaviation.com/shows. ### For further information, contact: Rick Kennedy                        +1.513.243.3372       rick.l.kennedy@ge.com<mailto:rick.l.kennedy@ge.com>                          Mobile: +1.513.607.0609 Deb Case                               +1.513.243.0094       deborah.case@ge.com<mailto:deborah.case@ge.com>                           Mobile:  +1.513.418.1644    
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