Jet engine coatings test and development shop opened in US

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PG Technologies has opened a coatings facility to develop, test and manufacture advanced coatings to enable jet engines to withstand higher temperatures and stresses.

PG Technologies is a joint venture between materials and coatings supplier Praxair Surface Technologies and GE Aviation.

The 300,000ft2 facility in Ellisville, Mississippi, is expected to employ at least 250 people to meet demand for the latest generation of jet engines, including the GE9X and the CFM LEAP.

Derek Hileman, managing director of PG Technologies said, “We are excited to enter this next phase of our strategic plan. Our new facility in Ellisville will provide exceptional products, technology and service to GE Aviation with PG Technologies’ advanced coating capabilities.”

“The coating technology at this new facility is vital to enabling us to meet the demands of our customers, who expect industry-leading performance from GE Aviation,” said Tony Aiello, vice president and general manager of global supply chain, GE Aviation.

“The engine components delivered from this plant will be in service for decades to come with our more than 400 airline customers all around the world.”

  

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