GE Aviation Expands Workforce Near Wilmington, N.C.

More jobs expected in 2013 due to sales at June Paris Air Show.

8/12/2011

[North Carolina Department of Commerce Editorial Staff]

GE Aviation is planning to add about twenty to its workforce at their Castle Hayne facility near Wilmington, N.C. The announcement was made during a visit to the facility by U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R.-N.C.).

Production demands are increasing for the jet engine manufacturer. At the 49th International Paris Air Show in June 2011, GE Aviation generated billions of dollars in sales—more than 1,400 engines, plus service for those engines. 

The expansive Castle Hayne plant produces parts used in the engines. For some engines, such as the ones ordered in Paris, parts are sent to Durham to be assembled. As production to fill the orders received at the Paris Air Show begins in 2013, GE Aviation expects to expand their North Carolina workforce to meet the demand.

The Castle Hayne facility, established in 1980, manufactures and sells components to more than 250 airlines worldwide.

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