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Key factories in new GE Aviation CMC material system rising in Alabama

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:

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