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Making History: The People Who Brought GE’s Catalyst into the Sky

Europeans are familiar with the feeling of a penalty shootout on the football pitch, and this morning has a similar mix of tension, excitement, and anxiety. Inside the Beechcraft Berlin Aviation (BBA) hangar is an experimental Beechcraft King Air 350, and on its left wing was the new Catalyst engine, which was installed last December.

Calling All AvGeeks, Join Us October 6 for an Aviation Watch Party

Join us at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6 for the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum panel “Working Toward Greener Skies” highlighting aviation industry efforts towards sustainable air travel. The free, virtual discussion will feature GE Aviation’s Mohamed Ali, Vice President of Engineering, to review the latest sustainability initiatives and the future of air travel.

Four Things to Know About Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

Aviation watchers are likely seeing more and more discussion about Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), as increased supply and use of alternative fuels is critical to helping the aviation industry reach its goals to reduce, and even eliminate, net carbon emissions from commercial flights around the world. But is SAF and why is it so important.

GE Aviation’s engineering leader for aviation fuels and additives, Gurhan Andac, answers the top questions about SAF.

GE Initiates Testing on Second XA100 Adaptive Cycle Engine

Full-scale prototype engine testing in the AETP program is the capstone of a multi-year technology maturation and risk reduction effort to bring an adaptive cycle engine to full maturity in close partnership with the U.S. Air Force. GE’s first XA100 engine tests began in December 2020, marking the world’s first ever run of a flight-weight three-stream adaptive cycle engine. Tests successfully validated the engine’s ability to deliver transformational propulsion capability to current and future fighter aircraft. Engine prototypes assembled as part of AETP are designed to fit and integrate directly into the F-35.

From Desk Fans to Turbofans: One Shop’s Incredible 70-Year Journey

This year it, GE’s Celma engine overhaul facility in Brazil celebrates two very special anniversaries. GE Aviation, Services Celma is the largest aircraft engines overhaul shop in Latin America, and with more than 90 percent of its work volume coming in from all over the world, the business is among the main service exporters in Brazil.

Reflecting on 50 Years of CF6 Service

GE’s CF6 engine celebrated 50 years of service last week. We asked former CF6 leaders to reflect on the engine and what it means to GE Aviation and to them personally.

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