The GE Aviation Systems plant in Vandalia is being awarded a $53 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to build 370 G3 generator converter units for use on the Navy F/A-18 aircraft.
The work is expected to be completed in November 2019, according to the contract. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The General Electric Co. is Ohio’s largest manufacturing employer of more than 15,000 people. In Southwest Ohio, where its aviation unit is headquartered, GE anchors an aerospace parts manufacturing industry that employs thousands.
There are about 335 GE Aviation employees in Vandalia and about 1,300 total employees at three Dayton-area sites — including Unison Industries Dayton in Beavercreek and TDI-GE Aviation, also in Vandalia.
Worldwide, GE Aviation employs about 44,000 people at more than 80 locations.
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