GE Aviation announced it will break ground in 2014 on a new $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Indiana. The new 225,000-square-foot plant will assemble the new LEAP engine of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company of GE and Snecma (Safran) of France.  CFM has logged total orders and commitments with airlines for more than 6,000 LEAP jet engines, which will enter service in 2016.  It will power new Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX, and China’s COMAC C919 ...

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