October 16, 2019


New 25-year agreement extends Rhinestahl CTS into electrical component test equipment market

Mason, OH, – October 16, 2019 – Rhinestahl CTS, the global market leader in engine tooling, has announced a new 25-year license agreement with Unison Industries. Under the agreement, Rhinestahl CTS will become Unison’s exclusive provider of ignition system test equipment which extends across commercial, business and military engine programs including GEnx, GE9X, CFM56, LEAP-1A/C, LEAP-1B, among many others.

Rhinestahl CTS will sell, manufacture, and support Unison’s ignition system test equipment across approximately 140 unique products to customers worldwide. The agreement enables Rhinestahl CTS to deepen its existing customer engagements with the addition of an electrical component test equipment product line that is critical to the engine’s operation.

“Unison is partnering with Rhinestahl CTS to leverage their deep technical expertise and outstanding customer relationships for our ignition tooling so Unison can deepen its focus on innovating and developing new world-class ignition systems,” Unison Ignition System Leader David Duvall said. “This tooling agreement is an example of how we are partnering together to ensure life of program support for our customers.”

“Rhinestahl will provide direct sales and support to customers worldwide as Unison’s exclusive provider of ignition system test equipment,” said Brent Wisch, Vice President, Sales and Business Development for Rhinestahl CTS. “It’s our priority to ensure outstanding customer support to airlines and MRO shops around the world; with this agreement, we extend this same commitment across ignition system test equipment. Customers can now come to one place for their engine tooling, GSE, electrical component test equipment and aftermarket service needs.”

Commercial and operational transitions are underway with final completion targeted for early 2020.

Learn more about this exclusive agreement, by visiting Rhinestahl CTS at booth #1711 at MRO Europe, Oct. 16-17 or visit www.rhinestahl.com/cts/electricaltestequipment.

About Unison Industries:

Unison Industries is a leader in design, manufacturing and integration of electrical and mechanical components and systems for aircraft engines and airframes. Unison serves both original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers in commercial, military, general aviation and industrial markets. Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Unison has more than 2,000 employees and a global service centers offering repair, overhaul, retrofit and exchange programs. Unison is committed to investing in advanced technologies and partnering for success create more value for our customers. For more information, visit unisonindustries.com.


About Rhinestahl CTS: 

Since 1967, Rhinestahl CTS continues setting the new standard. With headquarters in Mason, OH, USA, Rhinestahl CTS is the world’s leading solutions provider of OEM-licensed turbine engine tooling, ground support equipment, electrical component test equipment and aftermarket tooling services across commercial and military aviation and aeroderivative markets. With operation centers located worldwide, Rhinestahl CTS collaborates with its customers to deliver optimal tooling solutions. Supported by an incredibly responsive support team and deep technical experts, Rhinestahl CTS delivers a worry-free tooling program across the life cycle of the engine program. Rhinestahl CTS is a business unit of Rhinestahl Corporation. Learn more at Rhinestahl.com or follow us on Twitter @RhinestahlCTS or via LinkedIn

* CFM is a 50/50 joint company between GE Aviation (USA) and Safran Aircraft Engines (France)


Rhinestahl PR Contact:

Amanda Ernst