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GE’s F110 Earns its Way onto US Air Force F-15s

GE’s F110 Earns its Way onto US Air Force F-15s

The F110 has come full circle with US Air Force F-15s. After finding success internationally, the F110 will power the new, fly-by-wire F-15EX Advanced Eagle – its fifth F-15 variant, which is slated to replace the oldest F-15s remaining in the Air Force fleet. Once fielded, the F110-powered F-15EX will finally fulfill the possibility GE invested in decades ago with this engine and airframe for the Air Force.

Chinook T408 Engine Demo Continues

Chinook T408 Engine Demo Continues

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Aviation & Missile Center (CCDC AvMC), Boeing, and GE Aviation expanded the flight envelope in their demonstration of a Chinook helicopter with GE Aviation’s T408 engine at Ft. Eustis, Va. The cooperative test team achieved first flight in September 2020, and continues to show how integration of more powerful engines on the CH-47 Chinook can support future aircraft capability and Army Aviation modernization efforts.

Practice Makes Perfect: GE-powered Sikorsky CH-53K Advanced Training Suite Unveiled

Practice Makes Perfect: GE-powered Sikorsky CH-53K Advanced Training Suite Unveiled

The final training step is the Composite Maintenance Trainer (CMT), a full-scale mock-up of the CH-53K aircraft, including replicas of its three T408 engines. Training will begin at Marine Air Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina. David Karcher, a Lockheed Martin senior specialist mechanic explained, “The benefit to a trainer like this is to create an environment that is somewhat realistic to a real aircraft but has safety in mind.”

The GE90 engine celebrates 25 years of service

The GE90 engine celebrates 25 years of service

GE Aviation’s GE90 engine celebrates 25 years of service today, and GE expects the technological pioneer engine to continue powering aircraft for decades to come. On November 17, 1995, the GE90 entered service on the Boeing 777, powering a British Airways flight...

Airport Cleanliness: There’s An App For That

Airport Cleanliness: There’s An App For That

With the new Wellness Trace app, travelers can see how airport employees are working to carry out safety protocols. At the Albany airport, where GE launched the system this week, QR stickers are posted in more than 45 locations, allowing travelers to see when an area was last cleaned. Employees upload information into the app each time they clean a corresponding surface.

Shipmates to Teammates: How Three U.S. Navy Veterans Reunited at GE Aviation

Shipmates to Teammates: How Three U.S. Navy Veterans Reunited at GE Aviation

Steve Maynard, Randy Johnson, and Rob Liner all work for GE Aviation’s marine gas turbine business, which provides reliable turbine power aboard 631 naval ships in 39 navies around the world. But these three don’t just know each other from work—for a short period in the early 1990s, all three served aboard the former U.S. Navy Spruance-class destroyer, USS Fletcher (DD-992), which was powered by four GE LM2500 gas turbines.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels transition to next generation of GE power

U.S. Navy Blue Angels transition to next generation of GE power

In a spectacular sunset flight along the Florida panhandle on November 4, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, better known as the Blue Angels, performed their final flight in their GE F404-powered F/A-18 C/D Hornets. The Blue Angels have flown F/A-18s, known...

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