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Amsterdam, Netherlands—October 2021
AGSE to Exhibit its Latest GSE & Tooling Solutions LIVE at MRO Europe 2021!
AGSE to Exhibit its Latest GSE & Tooling Solutions LIVE at MRO Europe 2021!
Amsterdam, Netherlands—October 2021

AGSE will showcase its latest OEM-approved GSE & Tooling solutions from Booth #4097 at MRO Europe 2021. This two-day commercial air transport MRO event will be held at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from October 20-21, 2021. Members of our European Sales Team look forward to guiding visitors through our robust offering of custom-designed, superior functional equipment, from Shipping Stands to Overhead Gantries to Line Maintenance & Shop Tooling, all for the industry’s top jet engine programs.

Organized by Aviation Week, MRO Europe provides a world-class venue for those involved in the MRO sector to exchange ideas and best practices, share experiences, debate issues and challenges, and gather knowledge. It is strongly attended by professionals at airlines, OEMs, leasing companies, aviation authorities and regulators, and MRO service providers.

As live events return, AGSE is prouder than ever to sponsor major expos like MRO Europe and reconnect face-to-face with our valued customers and industry peers. Please join us and register today by clicking here!

London, England—May 2021
AGSE-Westmont Commends GE Aviation for a Half-Century of Excellence with its CF6 Engine!
AGSE-Westmont Commends GE Aviation for a Half-Century of Excellence with its CF6 Engine!
London, England—May 2021

AGSE-Westmont, the global leader in the original design and manufacture of innovative aerospace ground support equipment, aircraft tooling, and high-quality specialty industrial equipment, applauds GE Aviation on reaching yet another milestone as its CF6 high-bypass turbofan engine enters 50 years of service. Originally developed for the first McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft, the CF6 steadily evolved to power longer-range flights for both commercial and military aircraft, including the Airbus A310, the Boeing 747-400, and the Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy. Despite younger GE programs currently replacing it on some newer variant passenger aircraft, the CF6 recently experienced a surge of flight cycles for long-haul freight operators as demand for express delivery spiked during the height of the COVID pandemic. New CF6s, along with a dedicated network of qualified MRO services, carry on the legacy of GE's cornerstone wide-body engine by powering aircraft not limited to the latest Boeing 767s, the Airbus A330, and possibly the Antonov An-124 freighter.

Since the early stages of the CF6 program, GE has recommended AGSE's robust offering of GSE & Tooling solutions for the handling of these engines by airlines, aircraft hangars, and engine shops. Westmont, AGSE's parent company, has also maintained a successful track record of installing gantry systems used for the horizontal assembly of this engine and other GE platforms at multiple GE Aviation production facilities around the world. Like the CF6, these highly durable solutions can accommodate an extensive range of applications, from supporting quick engine change procedures to the highest maintenance levels of engine disassembly.

AGSE-Westmont is proud to have remained a trusted and reliable partner of GE Aviation throughout the development of its CF6 program and will continue to provide the necessary ground support equipment and technical services to keep these prominent workhorse engines in the air for decades to come! Click here to read the full story.

San Antonio, Texas—March 2021
An Executive Action: AGSE Shipping Stands featured in The New Air Force One Documentary!
An Executive Action: AGSE Shipping Stands featured in The New Air Force One Documentary!
San Antonio, Texas—March 2021

Ever since its call sign was created in 1953, no aircraft in the sky has been more important than Air Force One, transporting Presidents of the United States to some of the most dangerous destinations in the world. In 2017, the United States Air Force purchased two flight-tested but undelivered 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft from Boeing to be converted into The New Air Force One, replacing the aging and predominantly analog-controlled Boeing 747-200Bs that are currently in service.

To meet the compulsory security level of presidential aircraft, the Boeing 747-8s were required to undergo a thorough retrofitting of the latest telecommunications and security equipment at Boeing’s Rapid Response Modification Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The reconstruction also included an upgrade in the electrical power generators for the aircraft’s GEnx engines, as the power consumption on The New Air Force One would be much greater than a commercial Boeing 747. The engineering team managing this elaborate project deployed eight (8) AGSE 11C4349P01 (AGSE-E176-G03) Engine Transport Stands to assist in the removal of each aircraft’s existing GEnx-2B engines safely and efficiently, prior to replacing them with more energy-saving, higher thrust GEnx models.

AGSE thanks the United States Air Force for protecting our great nation as well as Boeing for placing trust in our ground support equipment for the most critical fleet on the planet. The National Geographic full documentary, The New Air Force One: Flying Fortress, can be viewed by clicking here (see one of our Shipping Stands in action at the 18:52 mark).

Lafayette, Indiana—November 2020
AGSE-Westmont Congratulates GE Aviation for Surpassing 5 Years of Operations at its Lafayette Engine Facility
AGSE-Westmont Congratulates GE Aviation for Surpassing 5 Years of Operations at its Lafayette Engine Facility
Lafayette, Indiana—November 2020

AGSE-Westmont, the global leader in the original design and manufacture of innovative aerospace ground support equipment, aircraft tooling, and high-quality specialty industrial equipment, salutes GE Aviation for eclipsing its fifth year of operation at its state-of-the-art production facility in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Opened on October 8, 2015, the 300,000 square foot plant originally concentrated on the final assembly of LEAP-1B engines, the core assembly of LEAP-1A engines, and LEAP Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services. Today, not only does this facility remain committed to the growth of the LEAP program, but to a new final assembly line for Passport engines as well.

During construction of the Lafayette plant, Westmont Industries, AGSE’s parent company, teamed with GE Aviation to install an overhead gantry system used to support horizontal engine assembly and engine MRO. This project was built upon Westmont’s track record of successful crane system installations at multiple GE Aviation facilities around the world. The original gantry system at Lafayette consisted of three transfer cranes and six workstations, but later expanded to twelve workstations in 2017.

AGSE-Westmont remains honored to have taken part in this facility’s journey through its first five years and wishes GE Aviation as well as the local Lafayette community continued growth and many more milestones for years to come! Click here to learn more.

Santa Fe Springs, California—September 2020
AGSE Adds New Features to its Website
AGSE Adds New Features to its Website
Santa Fe Springs, California—September 2020

Four new features are now available on the AGSE website under the Company tab, providing additional insight into the organization’s history, product offerings, quality standards, and customer feedback.

The interactive Company Timeline page covers AGSE’s accomplishments by decade, from its founding in 1973 to its current standing as a trusted and reliable GSE & Tooling source.

With a simple click on the Our Products button, visitors can discover a summarized breakdown of all AGSE solutions and how their GSE or aviation transport needs may be fulfilled. This page also references some of the top engine programs supported by our select OEM-approved products.

Downloadable documents under our Company Certifications page substantiate AGSE’s adherence to Quality Management System standards (ISO 9001:2015) at both our headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, California, USA and our Tooling division in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Lastly, the Testimonials page discloses what our customers are saying about our products and services, highlighting the value that AGSE has delivered to their business.

Explore these new features by clicking here.

Santa Fe Springs, California—August 2020
AGSE Launches Product Literature Landing Page
AGSE Launches Product Literature Landing Page
Santa Fe Springs, California—August 2020

The Product Literature landing page on the AGSE corporate website makes it even easier for customers to discover optimal Ground Support Equipment & Tooling solutions! Located under the Services & Support tab, visitors can download the latest AGSE product brochures by the engine program of their choice.

The interactive brochures feature the widest selection of OEM-licensed offerings in the industry, with products categorized from shipping stands to lifting fixtures to shop dollies. A simple click anywhere on a desired part number will navigate to its associated product landing page on the AGSE website, where additional features, specifications, and information regarding related products are conveniently located.

GEnx-1B, GEnx-2B, Pratt & Whitney GTF, and Rolls-Royce product brochures are now available with many more engine programs to come! For customers outside of North America, print-friendly versions in A4 paper format are provided for each brochure.

Visit the landing page by clicking here.

Santa Fe Springs, California—March 2020
AGSE-Westmont Issues a Statement Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
AGSE-Westmont Issues a Statement Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Santa Fe Springs, California—March 2020

During the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, AGSE-Westmont ensures that our top priority is the health and safety of our customers, employees, families, and communities. Our organization is closely adhering to the guidelines and regulations imposed by the World Health Organization, local health authorities, and other government agencies.

As we monitor this crisis, AGSE-Westmont continues to stand by its commitment to actively support the important requirements of our customers. If there are future interruptions in our ability to properly meet those requirements, AGSE-Westmont service and support teams will provide immediate updates.

Santa Fe Springs, California—November 2019
AGSE-Westmont Industries proud to be a contributing partner for GEnx's historic 2,000th engine milestone
AGSE-Westmont Industries proud to be a contributing partner for GEnx's historic 2,000th engine milestone
Santa Fe Springs, California—November 2019

In November 2019, GE Aviation reached a new production milestone with the 2,000th GEnx engine built and AGSE-Westmont is proud to continue to be a partner supporting GE Aviation engine production for the past 40 years.
AGSE-Westmont Industries have been there, since the very beginning of the GEnx program 15 years ago, supporting GEnx final assembly line assembly with its renowned state-of-the-art gantry system at GE Durham. In addition to GE Durham, Westmont systems support engine assembly at many other GE and CFM engine production sites and is also extensively used across multiple engine MRO prominent facilities around the world. Those include GE Lafayette, GE Evendale, GE Strother, GE Celma, SSAMC (Sichuan Services Aero-Engine Maintenance Company), Air France, Asiana Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines amongst many others.
In addition, AGSE has been GE Aviation’s licensed and approved supplier of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and Selected Engine Tooling for GEnx-1B and GEnx-2B. Product portfolio includes AGSE’s designed and manufactured Engine & Propulsor Storage & Shipping Stands, Fan Separation & Shipping Fixtures and Nacelle Cowl Dollies among a broad range of equipment in support of Airline and MRO shop operations with the GEnx engine, powerplant for the Boeing 787 and Boeing 747-4.
Founded in 1954, Westmont Industries, the parent company of AGSE, designs, manufactures, and installs large high quality specialty equipment including MRO Engine Gantries, Workstations, Vertical Build and Access Stands, Crane Systems, and Turnkey Projects around the world. AGSE is a leading supplier of GSE and Tooling across a broad variety of Powerplant Systems for the Commercial Aviation.

Santa Fe Springs, California—June 2019
AGSE Delivers 300th LEAP Stand
AGSE Delivers 300th LEAP Stand
Santa Fe Springs, California—June 2019

AGSE is proud to announce the completion and delivery of its 300th LEAP stand. Following the successful LEAP stand design and prototype testing, AGSE is honored to be the most experienced LEAP stand builder in the world.

Being a select supplier for CFM International and other major OEM’s around the world for many engine programs is the best testimonial of ASGE's technical capabilities, impeccable reliability, quality and superior aftermarket product support.

CFM International is a 50/50 Joint Venture between GE Aviation & SAFRAN.

Santa Fe Springs, California—May 2019
AGSE Delivers 1,000th Geared Turbofan Engine Stand
AGSE Delivers 1,000th Geared Turbofan Engine Stand
Santa Fe Springs, California—May 2019

AGSE is the only company in the world licensed to manufacture and sell engine stands for all models of the GTF family (PW1100, 1200, 1400, 1500, 1700, 1900). With 12 proprietary designs and over 1,000 engine stands manufactured and delivered, AGSE is a trusted and reliable ground support equipment supplier for Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. Innovative designs that promote operational efficiency have allowed AGSE to remain a preferred supplier of P&W for over 25 years.

We look forward to continuing to support our customers on this innovative engine program.

Santa Fe Springs, CA—May 2019
Westmont Industries a Proud Contributing Partner for CFM's Historic Milestone
Westmont Industries a Proud Contributing Partner for CFM's Historic Milestone
Santa Fe Springs, CA—May 2019

In April 2019, CFM International reached a new production milestone when it completed the build of its 15,000th CFM56-7B engine; Westmont is proud to to be a partner supporting CFM/GE engine production for over 40 years with its renowned gantry systems. In addition to GE Evendale, Westmont systems support engine assembly at many other CFM and GE engine production sites and are also extensively used across multiple prominent engine MRO facilities around the world. Those include SSAMC, GE Durham, GE Lafeyette, GE Strother, GE Celma, Air France, Asiana Airlines, and American Airlines Tulsa among many others.
Founded in 1954, Westmont Industries, the parent company of AGSE, designs, manufactures, and installs large high quality specialty equipment including Engine Gantries, Workstations, Vertical Build and Access Stands, Crane Systems, and Turnkey Projects around the world.

Santa Fe Springs, California—August 2018
AGSE Expands Coverage in the Middle East/Africa/India Region
AGSE Expands Coverage in the Middle East/Africa/India Region
Santa Fe Springs, California—August 2018

AGSE is pleased to announce that Mr. Kiran Singh, based in Dubai, UAE, has assumed a position as Regional Sales Manager, Middle East/Africa/India (MEAI). Kiran will provide both sales and technical services for all of AGSE and Westmont product offerings. Kiran graduated with an MBA degree in Aviation Management from IBSAMS University, Mumbai, India. He has more than 20 years of Sales experience in the Aviation Industry working for companies like Iberia Maintenance, AAR Corp & Air France/KLM Engineering & Maintenance.

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