GE Aviation plant in Rutland awarded $5.4 million contract
By Bruce Edwards
The GE Aviation plant in Rutland has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract for about $5.4 million for the development and production of fighter engines for the F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft, the office of Sen. Patrick Leahy announced Wednesday.
The contract, which is being divided among several regional GE plants, totals more than $45 million and is a modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract. GE Rutland receives 12 percent or about $5.4 million of the total award.
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.
“The GE Aviation Rutland facility and its workforce of nearly 1,100 Vermonters have built a well-deserved reputation with the Navy for the trusted value of their products,’ Leahy said. “The superior quality of their work is a credit to them and a great benefit to Rutland’s and Vermont’s economies and to the nation’s defense capabilities.”