“OC Robotics will play an important role in how we service our customers’ engines,” Jean Lydon-Rodgers, GE Aviation Services vice president and general manager, said in a statement Monday.
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OC Robotics, which started two decades ago and is located in Bristol, England, has worked for more than a decade to develop the technology, officials said.
“For 15 years, OC Robotics invested heavily to develop snake-arm robot technologies, and the aviation industry has always been a target area for this technology,” Andy Graham, OC Robotics director, said in a statement.
GE Aviation operates the $51 million Electrical Power Integrated Services Center, opened in 2013, on the University of Dayton campus and produces aircraft parts at a facility in Vandalia. The company report revenues of $26 billion in 2016 and employs 44,000 employees, including 9,000 in southwest Ohio, said company spokeswoman Deborah Case.
OC Robotics was a privately held company and revenues were not immediately released.