GE Aviation is celebrating its 100th year in business. We will be celebrating from A to Z all year with the ABCs of Aviation, highlighting the technology and engineering milestones that have made the last 100 years remarkable.

Each month we’ll reveal two new letters that feature aviation-themed words we’ve all come to know and love. Have a word you think is more significant? Comment below and tell us why!


A is for Adaptive Cycle —
Whether the military pilot’s mission is fuel efficiency or high thrust, GE Aviation’s Adaptive Cycle Engine allows them to automatically switch between engine modes in the air and on the move. Traditional engines have fixed air flow. The Adaptive Cycle Engine is the only combat engine with variable cycles, able to withstand longer flight times and the hottest temperatures for engine parts in the history of jet engine propulsion.