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GE Aviation's CMC parts facility in Asheville, NC

CW's first-hand look at ceramic matrix composites production.
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GE Aviation's new 13,000-m2 plant will produce 18 high-pressure turbine (HPT) Stage 1 shrouds per engine for 500 LEAP engines in 2017, ramping to 1,100 engines in 2018, and will exceed 36,000 shrouds per year for more than 2,000 engines by 2020. This one-of-a-kind production is part of the first vertically integrated supply chain for ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) in the US. Read more about CW's recent tour online: "Plant Tour: GE Aviation, Asheville, NC, US".