GE Aviation plans to spend $63.5 million over the next six years to diversify its product line at its manufacturing plant in Bromont, Quebec, GE Canada announced today.
Québec Premier Jean Charest and Clement Gignac, minister of economic development, innovation and export trade, announced financial assistance of up to $13.3 million from the Strategic Support for Investment (PASI), managed by Investissement Québec.
The total investment of $63.5 million will create 80 jobs at the GE Aviation manufacturing facility, which now employs 545. The investment in new technology will allow the Bromont facility to manufacture new aircraft engines components, such as fan blades, metal leading edges, low-pressure turbine blades and compressor blades and vanes for the next generation of aircraft engines. Parts manufactured in Bromont appear in various commercial and military aircraft engines, including the CFM56 and the GEnx.
“Investments in new technology are essential if we want to remain competitive,” said Elyse Allan, president and CEO of GE Canada. “With support from the government of Quebec, GE Aviation is enhancing its capabilities, increasing productivity and developing new products for global markets.”