GE Aviation has been one of world's leading producers of large and small jet engines for commercial and military aircraft for more than 50 years. The company also supplies aircraft-derived engines for marine applications and provides aviation services. In addition, it provides integrated digital, electric power and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE Aviation also has a global service network and operates more than 50 locations worldwide. The company has a staff of over 39,000 employees. GE Aviation operates facilities used for engine manufacturing, overhaul and testing, component repair, accessories and on-wing support. It is an operating unit of GE, also known as General Electric Company, which operates as a technology, media and financial services company worldwide. The parent company s infrastructure segment produces turboprop and jet and turbo shaft engines and related replacement parts for use in military and commercial aircraft, wind turbines, aircraft engine derivatives, gas and steam turbines, generators, drilling and production systems.