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APR-MAY 2018

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▶ GE opened a global digital hub in Hungary as a strategic partner of the Hungarian government, and continues to invest and develop its industrial footprint in Hungary. With an investment of approximately $30 million US, GE opened one of its six global digital hubs in Budapest. It will be responsible for software development, business processes and application resiliency, building and running infrastructure, and offering access to big data solutions. This includes GE's Predix software, which the CVUT team (Czech University) was given access to build a turboprop engine health monitoring system. Delivering: Software and data solutions. ▶ GE purchased controlling shares of the Swedisch Arcam AB. The company is the inventor of electron beam melting machines for metal-based additive manufacturing, and the manufacturer and a producer of advanced metal powders with customers in the aerospace and or thopedic industries. It delivers additive machines as part of GE Additive. ▶ GE acquired 75 percent stake of the German Concept Laser, an additive machines manufacturer which is collaborating with the GE Additive Technology Center (ATC) in Cincinnati. There, GE engineers are identifying where additive manufacturing can be used to mass-produce sophisticated components for industrial products, including components for jet engines produced by GE Aviation. Today, GE owns around a 95 percent stake in the German company and plans to buy out the remaining shares. Delivering: Additive machines as part of GE Additive. 2017 ▶ GE Additive opened a 2,700-square-foot Customer Experience Center in Munich, Germany which is co-located with GE's European Technology Center, and allows GE customers to experience every aspect of the additive manufacturing process from design, prototyping to operations. Here engineers have performed the test of the GE Catalyst Axial-Centrifugal Compressor Vehicle (ACCV). Delivering: Additive designs and prototypes. TRAINING THE WORLD FOR WHAT'S NEXT Abaris Training CLASSES FILL UP FAST - Enroll Today! Leading the world in advanced composite training since 1983! enroll today www.abaris.com +1.775.827.6568 AviationPros.com/company/10133727 CHECK OUT OUR WEBSTORE wagaero.com YOUR ONE-STOP REPAIR STATION FAA CERTIFIED REPAIR STATION #A14R244N A Division of the Wag-Aero Group Aero Fabricators, Inc. ENGINE MOUNT, EXHAUST SYSTEM, SEAT BELT & HARNESS REPAIRS • Fast Service, Most Models Repairable • Economically Priced • Full A.D. & Service Bulletin Compliance • One-Year Unlimited Hours Warranty • FFA Approved Non-Destructive Testing • Dealer Program Available 1.800.558.6868 EXT 149 AMT68 AviationPros.com/company/10133767 www.AviationPros.com 41

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