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GE sales boost Dayton community

January 27, 2012, 09:01 am

GE Aviation recently reported that a record amount of new orders for engines and other aircraft parts will significantly affect operations at its Dayton, Ohio, location.

The GE90 engine had a very successful year in 2011, and the company has acquired commitments from airline and freight operators for 400 of the engines for more than $11 billion. The commitments not only suggest long-term growth for the company, but a steady increase in employment for the local communities. Commitments for some of its engines will lead to long-term stability for a GE facility to open up in Beavercreek, which would employ 300 workers to make tubes, ducts and manifolds, the Dayton Business Journal reported.

“The Boeing 777 and GE90 engine combination is growing in popularity with customers worldwide and is the best-selling aircraft-engine combination in its class,” said Bill Millhaem, general manager of the GE90 Program at GE Aviation. “Total orders for the GE90 engine family now exceed 2,000 engines with a backlog of 800 engines that will be delivered in the next four years.”

AV Stop reported GE has operations in Ohio and France, and also makes high-pressure compressors, combustors, turbines, gearboxes and exhaust parts. The company's business in the United States and worldwide reported record sales in 2011 and it hopes to continue that growth in the future.

Pilots should also make sure they have similar opportunities in the future, and should purchase pilot insurance to make sure they do not suffer financial hardship if an unexpected accident occurs.

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