GE Aviation has begun construction on a $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Indiana. The new 225,000-sq.-ft. facility will assemble the new CFM International LEAP.  CFM has logged total orders and commitments with airlines for more than 7,500 LEAP jet engines, which is scheduled to enter service in 2016.  It will power new Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX, and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) C919 aircraft.  Launched in 2008, the LEAP is now ...

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