GE Aviation is celebrating its 100th year in business. All year, we’ll be taking a look back at some of the engines and...
The story of how the U.S. entered the jet age is like all good stories of innovation, complete with a cast of interesting characters, clandestine secrets and brilliant minds.
We will be celebrating from A to Z all year with the ABCs of Aviation, highlighting the technology and engineering milestones that have made the last 100 years remarkable.
The GE magneto compass weighed only two pounds — one-fifth of the standard earth-indicator compass.
GE Aviation is well known for its profound history of powering the world’s greatest aircraft with the famed turbosupercharger...
For 100 years, GE Aviation has reimagined flight. What began as a small team of engineers and machinists working on an...
GE and CFM power almost 5,000 engines in the U.S. Air Force. GE continues to work with the U.S. Air Force to improve aircraft performance and reduce life cycle costs.
Last week, almost exactly 50 years after the C-5 Galaxy made its maiden voyage, Lockheed delivered the latest upgraded version, called the C-5M Super Galaxy, to the U.S. Air Force.
This June marks the 50th anniversary of GE Aviation’s dramatic return to the airline industry by launching the original CF6 engine on the Douglas DC-10. This seminal milestone put GE on a course to become one of the world’s commercial jet engine dynasties.
April 12, 1937, is a day in aviation history that changed the world forever. It was also a defining moment for Frank Whittle, an aviation engineer and visionary whose determination outlasted his early failures.
From light bulbs to jet engines: How Thomas Edison’s most famous invention led to GE’s jet engine revolution
From Light Bulbs to Jet Engines describes our technology journey from Thomas Edison’s first electrical devices to GE steam turbines and turbosuperchargers to America’s first jet engine. The 20th century’s two global wars created aviation challenges for GE to tackle and ultimately shaped GE Aviation into the global thriving business it is today.
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.
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.
Sixty years ago this month, the legendary billionaire and aviator became GE Aviation’s first jet airliner customer. It was a bumpy ride.
Aviation Week has unlocked all 100 years of its content, including a treasure chest of GE Aviation history!
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