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GE engine facility gets $7-M boost

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The GE engine testing facility at the Winnipeg airport is getting a $7-million injection of new capital investment.

The federal government is putting in $1 million, StandardAero is investing $4 million and GE is investing $2 million.

What it will mean is that StandardAero, which operates the engine testing facility for GE, will be able to provide an enhanced suite of maintenance, repair and overhaul services on the most popular line of GE jet engines.

The new investment is expected to create as many as 40 new jobs over time.

It will also mean that the non-profit West Canitest R & D (WestCaRD) will have access to more equipment and more test data.

WestCaRD works with engineers and students at the University of Manitoba and Red River College using the specializing test equipment at the GE Aviation Testing Research & Development Centre.

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Updated on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM CDT: The GE engine testing facility at the Winnipeg airport is getting a $7-million injection of new capital investment.

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