GE Aviation expands, hires at Del. plant

General Electric Corp.'s GE Aviation jet engine maker plans to invest $27 million in its Newark, Delaware facility, adding a ceramic-matrix composites lab and at least 50 additional fulltime jobs, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell said in a statement.

The 110,000 sq ft plant current employs around 100.  Delaware promised GE $1.1 milion in hiring and capital spending grant to encourage its expansion.