July 27, 2011 / 8:01 PM / 6 years ago

GE Aviation to open new facility in Mississippi

NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) - GE Aviation, a General Electric Co (GE.N) unit, said it will open a new manufacturing facility in Mississippi to meet increasing demand.

The facility, which will manufacture components for aircraft engines, is expected to begin production in 2013 and create about 250 manufacturing jobs by 2016.

The facility will cost about $56 million, the industrial conglomerate said in a statement.

GE Chief Executive Jeff Immelt has become a top adviser to President Barack Obama on job creation and is now adding manufacturing jobs after having cut them during the recession.

Cincinnati, Ohio-based GE Aviation makes jet engines for commercial and military aircraft. It also makes integrated digital, electric power and mechanical systems for aircraft.

In 2011, total engine deliveries for GE Aviation and its partner companies are expected to reach 3,200 engines. (Reporting by A. Ananthalakshmi; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)

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