Unison's future riding high on demand for airplane parts

NORWICH – On Monday, GE Aviation announced that it has received a record-breaking number of order commitments from different engine and airframe manufacturers in 2011, which in turn will ensure long-term stability for Unison Industries in Norwich.



In 2011, the commercial airplane manufacturer Boeing announced it would replace its current CFM56 airplane engine models – which is present on most of their planes – with the newer LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion) engines, which will be used to power the newly announced Boeing 737 MAX airplane.

Earlier this week, a Norwegian airline ordered 100 of the highly demanded 737 MAX airplanes. With this order, a total 3,056 order commitments have been made to GE for the new LEAP engine, which is certainly good news for the more than 300 technicians employed at the Norwich branch of Unison Industries who manufacture electronics including temperature gauges and alternators to sell to GE for use on the engine.


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