05.13.13

Leahy: General Electric/Rutland Gains Another $2.6 Million Addition To Navy Contract

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Friday announced that General Electric Aviation of Rutland has been awarded an additional $2.6 million for a U.S. Navy contract for the development and production of fighter engines for the EA-18G Growler aircraft.

This modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract, which comes on the heels of a $5.4 million contract addition to GE Aviation of Rutland earlier this week, is being divided among several regional GE plants and totals more than $22 million.  GE Rutland receives 12 percent – about $2.6 million – of this additional contract award.

As the most senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Defense Subcommittee, Leahy is an advocate for GE Aviation in Rutland in the defense budget and procurement process and has long championed the plant’s high-quality jet engine blades and vanes.  GE has invested more than $75 million over three years to ensure the continued productivity and efficiency of the Rutland plant and to handle a backlog in engine part orders.

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