GE Aviation

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GE Aviation is a subsidiary of American General Electric , one of the most actively traded conglomerates in the world and is headquartered in Evendale in Ohio . GE Aviation is the largest manufacturer of aircraft - engines . In addition to aircraft engines, engines are also built for other applications, for example for ship propulsion.

Until September 2005 it operated as General Electric Aircraft Engines (GEAE). GE developed the first engine in 1942.

In 2007 GE bought the Czech aircraft engine manufacturer Walter Engines as In order to be able to manufacture engine components from fiber composite materials in the future, GE Aviation opened a new plant in Batesville in the US state of Mississippi on October 23, 2008 .

Company data

  • 2018 revenue: $ 30.6 billion
  • 2005 profit: $ 6.5 billion

According to information in 2020, around 25 percent of sales were accounted for by military engines, 30 percent by sales of civil engines and 45 percent by maintenance of civil engines.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Aero 12/2008, p. 44
  2. FOCUS Online: The growth of GE Aviation is just beginning. Retrieved February 9, 2020 .
  3. Daily Memo: Powering Down , Aviationweek, April 20, 2020