China Eastern Airlines – Rhinestahl CTS Selected as a LEAP-1A Tooling Provider for China Eastern Airlines

CINCINNATI – February 13 – Rhinestahl Customer Tooling Solutions (CTS) has announced that it has been selected by China Eastern Airlines to be its primary provider for LEAP-1A Engine Tooling. This agreement marks 38 out of 45 LEAPEntry Into Service wins, solidifying Rhinestahl’s commitment to customers worldwide and making Cincinnati, OH the capital of LEAP Engine Tooling.

China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has been in operation since 1988 and holds one of the youngest fleets around the world. As of today, CEA operates a fleet of over 600 aircraft, with an average age of 5.5 years. China Eastern Airlines is a member of SkyTeam Alliance, serving over 100 million passengers globally and ranking 7th in the world. Through the network, CEA reaches 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.

As China Eastern Airlines continues to grow and maintain its status as having one of the youngest fleets, Rhinestahl will provide world-class LEAP-1A engine tooling support. LEAP engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.

“We are excited to continue building our relationship with China Eastern Airlines and to provide LEAP-1A tooling. As we celebrate our 50th year, this LEAP Tooling agreement is an affirmation of values we’ve been building since 1967. We continue to deliver worry-free tooling solutions by taking the time to fully understand our customers’ needs. I am confident in our ability to exceed expectations for China Eastern Airlines,” said Dieter Moeller, President and CEO of Rhinestahl Corporation.

About Rhinestahl Customer Tooling Solutions (CTS): Based in Mason, Ohio, Rhinestahl CTS is a global leader in aircraft engine tooling and ground support equipment where quality, service, and technical performance are our core values. As an OEM licensee of GE, CFM International, and Rolls-Royce for engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul tooling, we deliver worry-free tooling solutions – to keep you flying. Founded in 1967, Rhinestahl prides itself on its entrepreneurial culture and can-do attitude and was recently recognized as one of the area’s top 100 privately held companies by Deloitte. For more information, please visit


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