GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.
GE Aviation Turboprops based in Prague-Letnany is the biggest manufacturing and design centre for turboprop engines in the Czech Republic, employing 400 people. The company continues the best tradition of producing aircraft engines in the Czech Republic dating back to 1911. Last year, the company managed to increase sales of the H75 and H80 engines by 30% compared to 2013. The biggest customer is the Czech company Aircraft Industries with its L-410 transport aircraft, followed by US-based Thrush Aircraft manufacturer of the Thrush 510G agricultural aircraft. At the same time, engine development is underway on new aeroplanes, such as the Chinese CAIGA AG300 in the biz-prop class and re-engining and retrofitting for customers such AirTec in South Africa and Nextant G90XT.