GE Aviation has landed a $2.65 billion engine contract from Aeromexico that will mean additional work for GE’s Rutland jet engine plants.
Included in the Aeromexico order are 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners that will be powered by the GEnx. The GEnx engine order is valued at $400 million.
GE Rutland makes compressor and fan blades for a variety of commercial and military jet engines, including components for the GEnx.
“The development of each engine is a national effort, with several GE Aviation facilities around the United States playing a part in the production and assembly,” GE spokeswoman Amanda Belcher said in an email. “In Rutland, GE’s more than 1,000-person facility plays an important role in developing airfoils for the GEnx engine, supporting high technology manufacturing jobs.”
Belcher said recent engine orders “signal stable long-term production at the facility.”
Aeromexico Chief Executive Officer Andres Conesa said in a statement that the airline “selected the GEnx-1B engine for its thrust capability, excellent fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and lower noise levels.”
More than 850 GEnx-1B engines have been sold to 30 customers to power Boeing’s newest passenger jet, the 787 Dreamliner.
At the recent Farnborough Airshow in England, GE Aviation and its partner CFM International received orders for engines and services valued at $17.5 billion.
The backlog of engine orders has had a ripple effect. To keep up with demand, local subcontractor Ellison Surface Technologies opened a second manufacturing facility on Quality Lane in Rutland Town. Ellison provides coating and manufacturing services to the local GE plants.MORE IN World/National BusinessWASHINGTON — Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans... Full Story
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