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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 
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