Chicago (USA) Facility

Vortex Aviation Announces the Opening of New Chicago Facility to Support Engine Asset Owners, Airlines, Lessors, and Cargo Operators

Chicago, IL (USA) – April 12, 2023Vortex Aviation, a global leader in quick turn commercial aviation engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is excited to announce the opening of its new facility in Chicago (Roselle), Illinois (USA) to provide unparalleled support for engine asset owners, airlines, lessors, and cargo operators.

This 20,000 sq. ft. facility will be Vortex Aviation’s fourth strategic FAA and EASA approved location, expanding the capabilities of the Hospital Shop and Field Services, which provide efficient and customized repair solutions for mature and next-generation turbine engines. These services aim to minimize customers’ downtime and reduce direct maintenance costs.

The new facility scheduled to open on May 1st, 2023, provides comprehensive on-wing and on-site maintenance services, including:

Hospital Shop Services: Specializing 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 & inspections, boroblend capability, borescope inspections, QEC & stand swaps, engine lease return workscopes & 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 minimize downtime and keep aircraft flying.

“Our new Chicago facility, located 15 minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and 40 minutes from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is another significant milestone for Vortex Aviation,” said John McKirdy, SVP of Vortex Aviation. “We are excited to expand our operations to this strategically important location and with our experienced team and wide range of capabilities, we are confident that we can deliver the world-class engine maintenance support our customers demand.”

About Vortex Aviation
Vortex provides engine maintenance services to the aviation industry supporting the repair, troubleshooting, and maintenance of today’s mature and modern turbine CFM56-3/-5B/-7B, CF6-80, CF34-8/-10, V2500, Leap, GTF, PW4000 engines and APUs, with effective solutions that reduce customers’ maintenance costs and help keep their aircraft flying. Vortex Aviation’s global core competencies include worldwide AOG repair & maintenance. Its four strategically located hospital shops provide targeted quick turn repair solutions for modern next generation and classic turbine engines used by the global, commercial, and regional jet aircraft markets.

Vortex’s full-time staff consists of OEM trained technicians at its certified repair stations in Florida and Chicago, USA plus Shannon and Dublin, Ireland. These operations have extensive background with major airlines, Operators, MRO’s, Lessors and Asset Owners.

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