How do you build a first engine to test? Find out about this collaborative process that cuts across GE Aviation to make a new engine come to life.
When the summer Olympics commence Aug. 5, tens of thousands of athletes, coaches, support staff and spectators will descend upon Rio de Janeiro from all corners of the world, and many will rely on GE engines and aircraft systems to ensure their safe global travel.
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.
On a typical day, aviation engineer Jeff Beam builds and fixes engines for commuter and private jets at GE Aviation’s plant in Strother Field in Kansas. But last week, the 30-year GE veteran climbed into his red, open-cockpit biplane and took off for Oshkosh, Wisconsin, some 800 miles away.
Think of it as Burning Man for flying enthusiasts. Here, you can almost smell freedom, independence and the sense that anything is possible mixing in the air with aviation fuel.
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.
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.
The EAA AirVentures fly-in at Oshkosh, Wis., which begins on Monday, is the world’s largest gathering of aircraft enthusiasts. It takes place every year at the end of July and attracts 10,000 planes from around the globe and over 500,000 visitors.
GE Aviation is rapidly working towards a digitally-focused mindset for the benefit of our customers—and Military Systems is on that track, too.
We’re just in the first innings of learning and applying our new digital capabilities for our customers and our business. Our path in Services is to use analytics to make our offerings better.
Digital Industry Insider is a new vertical collaboration that covers the intersection of industry and digital technology, anchored around key industry events such as the annual Farnborough International Airshow, which starts this week.
Check out this 360 degree view of the static display at Farnborough from the GE Aviation pavilion.
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.
The United States Air Force has awarded GE Aviation a $1B contract to continue maturing its three-stream adaptive cycle engine via the Adaptive Engine Transition Program (AETP), paving the way for use on the US Military’s most advanced combat aircraft.
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.
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).
We’ll always have Casablanca: TrueChoice Overhaul team hits the road to hear operators’ unique needs
What do engine operators want from an overhaul provider? A team from Marketing, Sales, Mature Fleet and Customer Technical Programs joined forces to hear straight from African operators at a GE Aviation-hosted Engine Services Customer Symposium held in Casablanca, Morocco.
The age-old question—what is the best way to run a meeting? Here are 7 ways GE employees have hacked into hosting simpler, shorter meetings.
GE Aviation’s newest factories will produce raw material for ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) in Huntsville, Ala.
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.