Aerospace giant GE Aviation is on the final phase to create its most vertically integrated, new material system ever introduced in the United States – and facilities in Alabama will play a major role.
By 2020, GE Aviation is projected to have more than 750 U.S. employees dedicated to its advanced ceramic matrix composites (CMC) industry, which a significant share of them in Alabama. Ultra-lightweight CMC parts are poised to revolutionize aerospace manufacturing.
In just 10 years, GE Aviation has spent more than $1.5 billion to bring advanced CMC technology to market. Beyond GE’s Global Research Center in New York, this investment includes four production facilities: