GE Aviation selected Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, as the site of its new University Development Center. The new facility is projected to include 43 engineering jobs within two years. The engineering staff will perform various engineering services including software development, verification and validation, mechanical design, and hardware design. GE is in the process of reviewing location options and plans on occupying the center in the second quarter of 2008. In a separate release, GE announced the signing of a 10-year OnPoint solutions agreement with ACTS for material to repair CF34 engines and a 10-year materials agreement with CFM International for the repair and overhaul of CFM56-2, CFM56-3, CFM56-5A, CFM56-5B, and CFM56-5C engines. The total of both agreements is an estimated $2.5 billion.