Published On:March 28 2014
Story Viewed 1065 Times

GE to build $100-million jet engine plant in Indiana

General Electric Co (GE.N) will start building a $100-million jet-engine plant in Indiana later this year, the company's aviation unit said recently, expanding production to meet demand for its new engine.

The plant in Lafayette will assemble the LEAP engine, which is a product of CFM International, a longtime joint venture of GE and France's Safran (SAF.PA).

CFM has orders for more than 6,000 LEAP engines, which are not scheduled to enter service until 2016.

The LEAP will power new versions of widely sold single-aisle planes - the Airbus (AIR.PA) A320neo, Boeing's (BA.N) 737 MAX and China's COMAC C919. CFM competes with United Technologies' (UTX.N) Pratt & Whitney unit for A320neo engine orders.

'Beginning in 2015, the LEAP engine will experience a dramatic production ramp-up for the remainder of the decade,' David Joyce, president of GE Aviation, said in a statement.


OUR OTHER PRODUCTS & SERVICES: Projects Database | Tenders Database | About Us | Contact Us | Terms of Use | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Feedback

This site is best viewed with a resolution of 1024x768 (or higher) and supports Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 (or higher)
Copyright © 2016-2019

Technology Partner  aaRKayeN Solutions