GE Aviation has broken ground on a new lean engine component manufacturing facility in Beavercreek, Ohio, USA.

    The 280,000sq ft facility will be built on 53 acres in the Miami Valley Research Park and have civil, military aviation and aero derivative applications.

    It is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2022 and be fully operational by the end of 2022.

    GE Aviation said the new facility would optimise manufacturing operations and advanced technology development into one facility, combining operations from seven buildings into one.

    “This project is setting the stage for the future of this business by allowing us to serve our customers better due to lean productivity and an increase in flexibility as a workforce, that will improve and maintain our competitiveness for the future,” said GE Aviation’s general manager Kristie West.

    “I’m extremely proud of this project and where we are as a team. I couldn’t be more excited for the Dayton team and the community.”

    GE Aviation said the new facility would focus on new technology development as well as new product introduction. It will develop and manufacture gas turbine engine components and mechanical systems for a variety of industries, including aviation, space, defence, and oil and gas.