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How Boeing planes helped GE’s Aviation business take off

Boeing is celebrating its centennial at the EAA AirVentures fly-in this week in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The company brought many planes to the airshow to illustrate its history, from “war birds” such as the Boeing B-29 bomber that flew during World War II to the latest jets, including the upgraded 747-8 jumbo. In many ways, the Boeing planes also tell GE’s aviation story.

Next-generation Cessna Denali will have a 3D-printed turboprop engine

Many people would prefer flying in a private plane to dealing with the hassle at the airport. Those with $4.8 million in their pocket may soon have that choice. Textron Aviation just unveiled a new business aircraft powered by a propeller engine that features many of the comforts of a private jet, but at an entry-level price.

The greatest airshow on Earth takes off today in Oshkosh

Oshkosh hosts the world’s largest gathering of pilots and aviation enthusiasts. Thousands fly their planes from as far as California and even Europe to the EAA AirVentures event, which is organized by the Experimental Aircraft Association, turning the otherwise sleepy Wittman Regional Airport on the southern edge of the city into the busiest airfield in the world.

From #FIA16 with GE Aviation: GE’s Digital Industrial Era

There’s no doubt, digital capabilities are changing the way we operate and do business. In aviation, operating the finest engines, components and systems made anywhere in the world can be improved—by the use of data and analytics.

A qualified success: Say “hello” to GE’s T408 engine

Formerly known as the GE38, GE Aviation’s newest and largest turboshaft engine achieved this new designation along with being qualified for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) in support of the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter.

CF34-powered ARJ21 enters service in China

The first commercial flight of China’s Chengdu Airlines’ CF34-10A-powered ARJ21-700 took place today, flying from Chengdu to Shanghai. The ARJ21-700 is the first indigenous Chinese regional jet developed and manufactured by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC).

New “Digital Foundry” In Paris Expands GE’s Global Software Footprint

Starting this fall, the top two floors of Le Centorial, as the building is known, will belong to GE Digital’s first global “digital foundry,” a collaborative space where coders, data scientists and app developers can incubate new startups and work with customers on new software applications.

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