Qantas places $2 billion GE Aviation order


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Submitted: Tue, 04/24/2012 - 8:33pm
Updated: Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:00pm
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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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