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GE to build Textron’s new turboprop engine

GE Aviation has selected the Czech Republic as the location where it will build a new engine for Textron Aviation’s planned single-engine turboprop.


January 19, 2016
By The Wichita Eagle

The company said in a post Monday on its GE Reports website that it will use part of GE’s $400 million investment in Europe to create a turboprop development, test and engine production headquarters in the eastern European country.

It said the center will have more than 500 workers and engineers who will manufacture the engine for Textron Aviation and other manufacturers beginning in 2020. GE Aviation is calling the new engine the GE93 and said the 1,300-shaft-horsepower engine will have a 20 percent lower fuel burn and 10 percent more cruise power than comparable turboprop engines. | READ MORE