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Qantas places $2 billion GE Aviation order

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WILMINGTON, NC (GREATER WILMINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL) -- Australian airline Qantas has placed a $2 billion order with a Castle Hayne-based General Electric Aviation subsidiary, according to a news release.

The local facility will develop the rotating parts for the engines that will power 78 Airbus aircrafts.

The planes — scheduled for delivery in 2016 — will join Qantas airline’s low-fare subsidiary, Jetstar’s fleet.

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