GE Aviation (GE) has opened a new electrical power R&D centre in Dayton, Ohio. The new 138,000ft2 facility, which represents a $53m investment in the region, will be capable of simulating and testing complete electrical power systems in aircraft. The new facility is located on about eight acres on the University of Dayton’s campus on River Park Drive along the Great Miami River. “GE Aviation’s partnership with the University of Dayton is creating long-term economic growth. The centre fosters collaborative research with our customers with a goal of decreasing system development time and improving on-time delivery of new aircraft,” said Brad Mottier, VP, business & general aviation and integrated systems, GE.