GE Aviation Makes Big Investment in New Technology

 - April 14, 2010, 12:07 PM

GE Canada has announced that its GE Aviation business is planning to invest $63.5 million over the next six years to diversify its product line at the GE Aviation manufacturing plant in Bromont, Québec. The company is also receiving financial assistance of up to $13.3 million from the Strategic Support for Investment managed by Investissement Québec. Philippe Simonato, GE Bromont plant director, told AIN, “The support from the government of Québec will allow the facility to expand its capabilities and [build] the business. The overall investment will strengthen our position as a global center of excellence and create 80 jobs at the GE Aviation manufacturing facility, which currently has 545 employees.” According to Simonato, the investment in new technology will allow the Bromont facility to manufacture new aircraft engine components such as fan blade metal leading edges, low-pressure turbine blades, and compressor blades and vanes for the next generation of aircraft engines. Parts manufactured in Bromont are made for various commercial and military aircraft engines including the CFM56 used on the Boeing 737.