The GE4 was the world’s first large commercial jet engine with an afterburner. Designed to be the U.S.’s answer to supersonic commercial air travel.
In the fifth trip in a series of 10 for our 100 Flights program celebrating GE Aviation’s 100-year anniversary, a GE team of 14 assembled for a three-day, four-city tour of Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, the GE Celma engine overhaul facility in Petrópolis, the new engine test cell in Três Rios, and ultimately the headquarters of Embraer in São José dos Campos, near the metropolis of São Paulo.
How GE Aviation and the airline industry persevered after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
As part of GE Aviation’s 100 Flight program, two GE Aviation employees were selected to spend a July weekend attending the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
In this 13-part docuseries, Rick Kennedy captures the excitement of how a small team of engineers and machinists near the end of World War I transformed GE into an industry-leading aviation company with more than 47,000 employees in 26 countries.
The day Orville Wright visited Wright Aeronautical division in Lockland, now the headquarters of GE Aviation.
The century-long partnership between GE Research and GE Aviation has successfully revolutionized aerospace technology.
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.
Five highlights from this year’s EAA Airventure fly-in — the people, announcements and planes.
An AvGeek dream… a tour through Dayton’s aviation past.
Even though GE Aviation introduced America’s first turboprop engines in the early 1940s, rival Pratt & Whitney (P&W)...
GE’s latest jet engine, the GE9X, keeps piling on the superlatives. Already the world’s largest commercial jet engine, it is...
Avio Aero engineers Andrea Piazza and Stefano Mirone reminisce about their experience at the Paris Air Show, which they won through GE Aviation’s 100th anniversary celebration.
The J47 incorporated compressor and turbine sections for higher-pressure ratios, as well as lightweight components needed to produce 5,000 pounds of thrust. in 1948, J47 engines were installed in a North American F-86 Sabre, which set a world speed record of 670.9 miles per hour.
La Compagnie’s new Airbus A321neo jet isn’t a large plane as passenger jets go — it fits 76 reclining seats in its...
At this week’s Paris Air Show, CFM International tallied a string of stunning sales contracts for its best-selling LEAP...
People think the Honda Business Jet started out as a design on a napkin. In fact, it was scribbled on the back of a calendar....
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’s (and America’s) first jet engine began formal testing 77 years ago in Lynn, Mass.
Drinks in a cozy, elegant cocktail lounge have preceded plenty of marriage proposals. But rarely has such a session led to...