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GE Aviation plans to invest $27 million and add up to 70 jobs over the next five years at its Newark, Del., facility. The facility, which currently employs 80, manufactures advanced aircraft engine components made of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). Demand for CMC components in jet engines is expected to grow tenfold over the next decade.
The planned investment is intended to allow GE to develop a ‘Lean Lab’ at this location. Lean Labs have reportedly become a staple of GE manufacturing, allowing for collaboration between engineering and manufacturing.
“This investment is a testament to GE’s commitment to this advanced technology,” said Jeff Wessels, Newark plant leader. “The Newark team will play a vital role in the next generation of aircraft engines, and we’re proud to be a part of it.”
For additional information, visit www.geaviation.com.