BizVoice -- January / February 2018

70 BizVoice/Indiana Chamber – January/February 2018 FLYING HIGH By Tom Schuman GE Aviation at Center of Engine Excellence FEATURE STORY Jet engine assembly is big business, with Lafayette at the global core. The GE Aviation facility in the manufacturing corridor on the south side of the city is one of just three in the world producing the highly- popular LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion) engine. Three is also the key when it comes to the company’s strategy for success. A combination of talent, technology and teaming is required to produce the engines that are serving the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo family of aircraft.