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GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, is headquartered in Evendale, Ohio, outside Cincinnati.
GE Aviation is among the top aircraft engine suppliers, and offers engines for the majority of commercial aircraft.
However, the engineers at Lynn pressed ahead with development of a new engine, the TG-180, which was designated J35 by the US military.
Development funds were allotted in 1946 for a more powerful version of the same design, the TG-190.
Further development of the J47 by Patrick Clarke in 1957 led to the J73, and from there into the much more powerful J79.
The J79 was GE's second "hit", leading to a production run of 17,000 in several different countries.
GE Aviation is part of the General Electric conglomerate, which is one of the world's largest corporations.
GE operates two joint ventures with Safran Aircraft Engines of France, CFM International and CFM Materials.General Electric had a long history in steam turbine work, dating back to the 1900s.