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January/February 2013

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THE-BAC.EDU / LI ne Aviation As a child, I loved being in the garden. Today I love learning at The Landscape Institute. 320 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115 (617) 585-0101 At Saint Michael School we provide an exceptional and challenging academic curriculum, combined with lessons of faith, honesty, respect, community service and moral values. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Call us at 978-686-1862 to schedule your tour and learn what sets us apart. Make sure to visit our newly built Fine Arts Center. ��� Extended day care to meet full OR E R N ICHAEL SC M L OO H SAIN T day needs ��� Full time, on-site Nurse ��� NEASC accredited ��� Classroom teachers Mass Dept. of Education Certified ��� Low student teacher ratio TH ANDOV NSJanFeb13_ NE_GE.indd 96 ��� Nurturing & secure environment ��� Art, Gym, Music, Library, Computer & Spanish ��� Extensive extra-curricular programs ��� Hot lunch ��� SmartBoards Saint Michael School North Andover, MA ��� 978-686-1862 suppliers to get inside certain buildings, while employees can only access areas based on their restriction level.) The F414 engine is built soup to nuts here; it powers the military���s famed Apache and Black Hawk helicopters, the Navy���s Super Hornet fighter jet, and the T700, the most popular medium-sized helicopter engine in the Western world. In addition to the building of these cornerstone engines, development of new technologies is always happening at Lynn, says the facility���s spokesperson Richard Gorham. The site���s engineers are a think tank that is constantly buzzing with ideas on how to create new materials, parts, or products that are more powerful, more durable, more fuel efficient, and greener than the last. The best new ideas might become prototypes used in pitching clients, such as the U. S. military. It���s those successful pitches that result in the multi-year, multi-million-dollar contracts that keep GE Aviation purring like one of its own engines. More importantly, the products developed in Lynn keep America���s servicemen and women safe, says Ralph Gray. Gray has worked in the engine assembly area for 28 years, building and prepping for inspection engines like the T700. He says what keeps him motivated are the stories he hears from customers who have experienced firsthand the value of his work on the line. He was visited by an army sergeant who was critically wounded in the Middle East but was saved by a chopper with a GE Aviation engine. He���s heard stories about how overhauled parts have helped add 50 knots of speed to an aircraft, which makes a big difference when you���re evading enemy fire. And he���s seen with his own eyes the battleworn yet still-working parts from returned aircraft that were able to return their pilots along with them. ���When you realize [service men and women] came back because of the product you made, it���s a proud moment,��� says Gray, sporting Photo by GE staff photographer Tom Kobuszewski Monster Machines: Assembling F414 engine. Catholic Elementary School ��� N - Grade 8 Serving the Greater Merrimack Valley Area 11/19/12 11:03 AM

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