Blog Category: 100 Year Anniversary

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.   

#TBT: A Full Spectrum of Engines for the ’80s

GE Aviation is celebrating its 100th year in business. All year, we’re taking a look back at some of the engines and technology featured in our advertisements and the stories behind them. To read more stories about GE’s 100 years in Aviation, visit our celebration page.

GE Lifts the U.S. Into the Jet Age

On October 1, 1942, a Bell XP-59A Airacomet powered by two GE I-A turbojet engines roared down a remote runway at Muroc Dry Lake in California and slowly lifted off the ground. From modest beginnings in the California desert, the United States had entered The Jet Age.


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