GE Aviation to Build New TurboProp Engine in Czech Republic
GE planning new Cessna engine to be built in Czech Republic.
GE Aviation has announced its new single-engine TurboProp is to be built in Prague, Czech Republic. 500 workers and engineers will manufacture the engine in the new plant, which will hold the TurboProp development, test and engine production processes.
The US-headquartered single piston prop engine manufacturer Cessna, has announced plans to build its new single-engine TurboProp in Prague, Czech Republic.
These engines will be manufactured for Cessna's parent company Textron Aviation and other manufacturers beginning in 2020.
GE Aviation has said the headquarters—called the GE Turboprop Centre of Excellence—“highlights GE’s continuous investment across Europe supporting GE’s turboprop development and production plans,” it said.
The facility will be built on a new site at GE's engineering and production facility in Prague, the former Walter Aircraft Engines business it acquired in 2008.
Czech Republic was always the favourite, as the corporation already has an industrial presence there.
GE Aviation says the engine will have a 20 percent lower fuel burn and 10 percent more cruise power than the the Pratt & Whitney PT6A series.
Excel Aviation has been employing personnel to a client in the Czech Republic for the last number of years and is ideally placed to employ or recruit personnel to any business sector within the Czech Republic.
The announcement by GE Aviation that they will be opening a manufacturing facility is good news for the Czech economy and Excel Aviation welcomes any growth in employment as it is ideally placed to source nationals and non-nationals to fuel such growth.