In June 1995, a fire that destroyed a ValuJet plane at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport was found to have been caused by a compressor disc
in a JT8D engine that shattered and cut through a fuel line.
Nine hundred and fifty employees are responsible for the manufacture of highly stressed components in aircraft engines, such as compressor discs
and drums, turbine discs with nickel-based alloys, as well as blisks with titanium alloys.
In March 2004, GE and Volvo Aero signed an additional contract covering the high pressure compressor discs
, stage 1 and 2, in the LM2500.