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General Electric to build turboprop-engine centre of excellence in the Czech Republic

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and GE vice-president John Rice signed a memorandum of cooperation today, 18 January 2016.

19.01.2016

GE Aviation has announced its plan to build a new centre for development, testing and production of turboprop engines in the Czech Republic. The company confirmed the project in a memorandum signed jointly with the Czech government. In 2020 the centre will begin manufacturing modern ATP (Advanced Turboprop) engines for use in a new single-engine aircraft from the American company Textron Aviation, which was introduced in November 2015. Before opening the new centre, GE Aviation will develop and test the engine in the Czech Republic. The company plans to create more than 500 jobs here. The investment is a result of cooperation between GE Aviation and CzechInvest, as well as the latter’s long-term strategy aimed at supporting the development of key high-tech sectors in the Czech Republic.

More information is available in the attached press release issued by GE Aviation.