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GE to double sourcing of jet-engine parts from India, Chinanews
06 July 2007
Bangkok: World's biggest maker of jet engines, General Electric Co, says it plans to double the purchase of engine parts from China and India.

``We have a goal to double our component buying power in China,'' Chaker Chahrour, the head of GE Aviation's Asian operations, said in a June 28 interview on the sidelines of the Star Alliance Asia Forum in Bangkok. ``Labour rates in Asia tend to be in the neighborhood of 60 per cent of what they are in the Western world.''

General Electric decided last year to target $10 billion of purchases from China and $8 billion from India in 2010, said Chahrour. He pointed out that many low-technology structural engine components are produced in Asia.


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GE to double sourcing of jet-engine parts from India, China