GE Aviation announces plans to create adjacent factories in Huntsville, Alabama, to mass-produce silicon carbide (SiC) materials used to manufacture ceramic matrix composite components (CMCs) for jet engines and land-based gas turbines.
Jet engines strut across the world’s runways every day, but on October 7, GE engines made their formal debut on an entirely different kind of runway when Louis Vuitton featured the engines during the designer’s Paris fashion show.
Tony Rosa had no idea he was about to embark on a journey with GE that would span nearly six and a half decades.
GE Aviation assembled the 1,000th GEnx engine, just a mere five years after the first production engine was built at GE’s Durham, North Carolina, facility.
For the 1st time in the 23-year history of Pro Pilot Magazine’s annual operator survey, readers ranked GE Aviation #1 in the 2015 Turbine Powerplant Product Support Survey.
In early October, GE customers and partners convened at the annual Minds + Machines event for one of the defining moments of the Industrial Internet – General Electric CEO, Jeff Immelt, projected that revenue from GE’s software services would nearly triple, to $15 billion, by 2020.
Progress continues on the GE Aviation/US Army Future Affordable Turbine Engine (FATE) program with recent completion of component tests of the compressor, combustor and turbine.
A recently developed data analytic, examining fan vibration, is enabling GE Aviation to predict CF34-8 engine fan vibration exceedances up to 10 days before they normally would be detected.
A $5 million sponsorship from GE Aviation and a partnership with Cincinnati Public Schools, brings the Smithsonian’s NASM to the classroom.
“You must have been influenced by the smell of jet fuel in the house growing up.”
Ceramic matrix composites (CMC) are a critical pathway on GE Aviation’s technology roadmap…