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Shake It Off: GE’s Record-Breaking Jet Engine Is A Dust-Busting Powerhouse

At the Dubai Airshow this week, one of the most anticipated sights will be the Boeing 777X, Boeing’s new plane powered by the GE9X, the most powerful jet engine in the world. But thrust is just one of the engine’s many attributes. It’s also tough and the United Arab Emirates, a hot, desert country that also happens to be the base for two of the world’s largest airlines — Emirates and Etihad Airways — is an ideal place to talk about the engine’s brawn.

From Desk Fans to Turbofans: One Shop’s Incredible 70-Year Journey

This year it, GE’s Celma engine overhaul facility in Brazil celebrates two very special anniversaries. GE Aviation, Services Celma is the largest aircraft engines overhaul shop in Latin America, and with more than 90 percent of its work volume coming in from all over the world, the business is among the main service exporters in Brazil.

When Pigs Fly: Behind the Breakthrough of Ceramic Matrix Composites

After conceiving and leading the development of ceramics matrix composites (CMCs) technology at GE Research through the late 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, GE Aviation made a bet few could have foreseen… to turn a half century dream of the ceramics industry into a commercial reality.

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.   

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