General Electric and the government of the Czech Republic signed an investment agreement to build GE’s new turboprop headquarters outside the capital, Prague. The investment will double GE Aviation’s in-country employment.
GE Aviation completed the initial ground testing of the first full GE9X development engine, the world’s largest commercial aircraft engine that will power Boeing’s 777X aircraft, with impressive results.
GE Aviation opened their digital collaboration center in Austin with launch customer Qantas Airways.
Our growing presence in Europe will better position not only GE Aviation, but the continent of Europe, for the dynamic 21st century aerospace industry.
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.
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.
Aviation’s mach 1 oxidation facility in Lynn, Massachusetts is a unique and significant operation that still utilizes the original test cell that validated America’s first jet engine (the GE 1-A, circa 1940) to help determine what coatings and alloys are best suited for today’s engine parts.
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.
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.
Feeding a world expected to house 9 billion people by 2050, poses huge challenges for global food security. Agricultural aviation can help.
Engine Alliance celebrates 20 years of partnership between GE and Pratt & Whitney. Check out highlights and where the venture is heading in the future.
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.
Ever wonder how we keep engines flying?
While the Rio 2016 Olympics may be over, GE remains focused and committed to support the next summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Projects and sponsorship activities for the 2020 Games have already begun.
GE Aviation’s two Singapore component repair facilities, GEASO and GE-ATI, have been merged into a single legal entity and now hold a common site airworthiness regulatory certificate. The new entity is called GE Aviation, Engine Services – Singapore.
The United States Army has awarded GE Aviation a $100-million, 24-month contract leading to a Preliminary Design Review of the GE3000 engine for the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP).
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.
Watch a behind-the-scenes look at the making of GE’s new commercial series, “Sarah”.
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.
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.