While GE Aviation today is committing to its first operation in Alabama, the larger GE already has a significant presence in the state. GE has 1,600 employees in Alabama through its GE Enterprise Solutions operation in Huntsville and GE appliance plant in Decatur.
GE Aviation generated revenues of $18.7 billion in 2009. The company also has the largest and fastest-growing installed base of jet engines in commercial aviation and a global services network to support them.
GE Aviation employs approximately 38,000 employees and operates more than 50 manufacturing and service facilities around the world. The company invests $1 billion annually in jet propulsion R&D programs. This long tradition of commitment to new technology has helped GE establish its leadership position in the industry with a proud list of "firsts" in both the military and commercial jet propulsion, tracing back to 1942 with America's first jet engine.
GE introduces durable, lightweight composite components into the "hot section" of a flying jet engine.
The F136 engine, being developed by GE and Rolls-Royce, will support 4,000 jobs across the U.S. when it enters full production later this decade.
Rolls-Royce has been selected by Dassault Aviation to power the new Falcon super mid-size business jet with a new engine in the 10,000 pound thrust range.
Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Technic Strengthen Partnership with an Advanced CFM56 and V2500 Center of Excellence
The 25,000-square-meter (269,000-square-foot) Turkish Engine Center is located adjacent to the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in the Anatolian peninsula.