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The magnitude of manufacturing in the GEnx

It takes more than a village to build a jet engine. In fact, it takes six countries, 12 states and 21 GE manufacturing sites providing 1.1 million total parts to form one GEnx jet engine. With more than 1,600 GEnx-1B engines sold worldwide, that means 1.76 billion parts come together to form the fastest-selling, high-thrust jet engine in GE Aviation history.

Testing FATE: US Army and GE Aviation begin testing the first full Future Affordable Turbine Engine

GE Aviation successfully began testing the first full engine in the Future Affordable Turbine Engine (FATE) program under a cooperative agreement between GE and the US Army. The engine is designed to meet a series of aggressive goals including a 35% reduction in specific fuel consumption, 80% improvement in power-to-weight, 20% improvement in design life and 45% reduction in production and maintenance costs relative to currently fielded engines.

Malaysia Airlines finalizes CFM LEAP-1B engine order

At a special ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) finalized its order with CFM International for LEAP-1B engines to power 25 firm Boeing 737 MAX aircraft scheduled to begin delivery in 2019. The order is valued at more than $630 million U.S. at list price. The airplane order was announced in late July.

Talking Transitions

Rudy Bryce, GE Aviation’s TrueChoice™ Transitions and Used Material Leader, offers insights on optimal maintenance and material actions at any point in the engine lifecycle.

Helping Agronauts Feed the Planet

Feeding a world expected to house 9 billion people by 2050, poses huge challenges for global food security. Agricultural aviation can help.

It Was 20 Years Ago…

Engine Alliance celebrates 20 years of partnership between GE and Pratt & Whitney. Check out highlights and where the venture is heading in the future.

Brilliant By Design

Lean manufacturing meets brilliant technologies at GE Aviation’s plant in Muskegon, MI. Rapid prototyping with 3D printing, advanced drilling techniques and real-time machine analytics are just a few ways these employees are able to tackle GE’s record backlog of engines.

Brad Mottier directs $25,000 GE Chairman’s Award grant to Legal Aid of Cincinnati

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati was selected to receive a $25,000 Chairman’s Award grant from GE Aviation’s Bradley D. Mottier. The Chairman’s Award is given annually by GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt. It is the highest level management honor bestowed on a GE executive, recognizing outstanding performance and leadership within the company.

Benefits beyond borders: How ATAG is furthering the sustainable growth of aviation

Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) issued Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders last month that focuses on the myriad of benefits that aviation brings to the world today and well into the future. GE Aviation spoke with Michael Gill, ATAG Executive Director about the report’s findings and how aviation can continue its sustainable growth.

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