GE Aviation at Bishop’s Cleeve at Forefront of Fighter Aircraft Programme

Gloucestershire Echo // October 31, 2013

Staff at GE Aviation are celebrating a major landmark in the company's involvement in the world's largest defence programme.

The Bishop's Cleeve plant which employs 1,600 people has just delivered the 100th set of electronic equipment for the Lockheed Martin F-35 joint strike fighter aircraft.

The F-35's electrical power management system, remote input/output unit, standby flight displays, and the battery charger are all designed and manufactured at GE Aviation's 212 acre site.

GE Aviation's site executive at Bishop's Cleeve, Alan Jones said yesterday: "We are pleased to help grow business in the UK and provide some of the most advanced technologies for the F-35.

"Production, follow-on development and sustainment will continue at our site for the next 40 years."

GE Aviation and 12 other UK based companies are contributing to the F-35 Lightning II program.

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