Vortex Aviation, a global leader in quick-turn commercial aviation engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced the opening of its new facility in Chicago (Roselle), Illinois (USA), to provide support for engine asset owners, airlines, lessors and cargo operators.
This will be Vortex Aviation’s fourth strategic FAA and EASA-approved facility, expanding the capabilities of the Hospital Shop and Field Services, which provide efficient and customised repair solutions for mature and next-generation turbine engines. These services aim to minimise customers’ downtime and reduce direct maintenance costs.
The new facility scheduled to open on May 1, 2023, provides comprehensive on-wing and on-site maintenance services, including:
Hospital Shop Services: specialising in quick-turn surgical strike maintenance to get the engine back in service with minimal impact to operations and cost effectively extending the on-wing life of the engine. The Chicago facility will provide top case repair and inspections, boroblend capability, borescope inspections, QEC and stand swaps, engine lease return work scopes and evaluations among other services to include long-term and short-term storage.
Field Service: Vortex Aviation’s experienced “on-wing” support team of field service technicians will be available to travel to customers’ locations, providing global AOG quick-turn engine maintenance, repairs, and inspections. The Chicago facility will extend the reach of these services throughout the Midwest, offering rapid response to minimise downtime and keep aircraft flying.