Blog Category: 100 Year Anniversary

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.

ABCs of Aviation: J is for Jet Age

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.


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