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Onward and Upward! A Mountainous Adventure in Brazil

In the fifth trip in a series of 10 for our 100 Flights program celebrating GE Aviation’s 100-year anniversary, a GE team of 14 assembled for a three-day, four-city tour of Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, the GE Celma engine overhaul facility in Petrópolis, the new engine test cell in Três Rios, and ultimately the headquarters of Embraer in São José dos Campos, near the metropolis of São Paulo.

The Friendly (Unmanned) Skies: FAA Drone Flight Testing Lands First Milestone

For almost two years the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a series of industry participants ­— including AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation — have been conducting tests to figure out how to best manage increased air traffic once commercial drones start buzzing in the sky. Just this month AiRXOS completed its real-world test flights in the FAA’s first phase of designing the air traffic management system of the future.

When Pigs Fly: Behind the Breakthrough of Ceramic Matrix Composites

After conceiving and leading the development of ceramics matrix composites (CMCs) technology at GE Research through the late 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, GE Aviation made a bet few could have foreseen… to turn a half century dream of the ceramics industry into a commercial reality.

Sweet 15: GEnx Engine Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

The GEnx engine, the fastest selling widebody engine that GE Aviation has ever produced, marked its 15th year since its launch in April 2004. With outstanding performance and utilization, the GEnx engine family has accumulated 25 million flight hours and 4 million flight cycles.

Outside the Box: How GE Aviation Entered the Brave New World of Additive Manufacturing

GE Aviation’s aggressive entry into additive manufacturing really began in 2012 with the acquisition of a small, additive company called Morris Technologies, based north of Cincinnati, Ohio. This led to the first complex component made “additively” for a production jet engine, a breakthrough application for the new technology.   

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