07.30.10

Leahy Announces $1.4 Million U.S. Navy Contract With GE Aviation In Rutland

RUTLAND, Vt. (FRIDAY, July 30) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Friday announced a new $1.4 million U.S. Navy contract with General Electric Aviation for work in Rutland on additional components of the company’s F414-GE-400 engine used in the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft and the E/A-18G Growler aircraft.  The full contract, for work performed in Rutland and at several other GE plants, amounts to $28,202,039 for purchase of six full engines, four engine fan modules, 14 engine high pressure combustion modules, and five combuster modules. 

Leahy, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and of its Defense Subcommittee, which handles the Senate’s work in writing the annual Defense budget bill, last week joined GE Aviation employees here to tour major enhancements of the GE Aviation Rutland facility.  The F414-GE-400 is one of many military and commercial engines produced by GE Aviation.  The Rutland facility primarily produces jet engine blades and vanes.

“This contract underscores the vital role that GE Aviation Rutland’s workers are to our fleet of military aircraft,” said Leahy. 

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