No engine in jet propulsion is quite like GE’s tiny J85 turbojet. Originally designed in 1954, the J85 is expected to power U.S. military aircraft until at least 2040.
The U.S. Army has begun formal planning for a Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA). In April, the Army chose five aircraft manufacturers to compete in the FARA competitive prototype program. At the end of this design phase, two teams will be selected to build flyable prototypes which will incorporate GE Aviation’s T901 engine.
Sikorsky hosted the inaugural flight demonstration of its S-97 Raider™ at its West Palm Beach flight test center. The S-97 Raider, a high-speed coaxial helicopter (possesses a clutched rear propeller to make it go fast or shut off in hover) powered by a single GE YT706 engine, smoothly demonstrated both top-end speed and agility.
GE delivers first production T408 for heavy-lift CH-53K
GE sees big business in business aviation… a deal with Bombardier, as well as new engines to market shows promise.
GE will power Bombardier’s cockpit and cabin connectivity solutions – including new, curated, service bundles that will simplify the selection of cockpit and cabin services with tip-to-tail solutions for new and in-service aircraft.
Oops, They Did It Again: Bombardier’s Global 7500 Sets Another World Record with GE Passport Engines
After flying nonstop from Singapore to Tucson in March, Bombardier’s Global 7500 jet set another world record in October, flying from Sydney to Detroit on one tank of fuel—powered by GE Passport engines.
The GEnx engines power Qantas’ 787-9 record-breaking non-stop flight from New York to Sydney
Air Force Veteran and GE Aviation aero design engineer Mike Chenery chats about his U.S. Air Force background and his current role supporting military programs at GE Aviation.
Avio Aero Brindisi will be the fifth global hub dedicated to the service of the CFM56, which has so far accumulated 1 billion in-flight hours.
GE Aviation’s capability to execute and deliver the most advanced turboshaft engines for the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) modernization is accelerating. By the end of 2020, GE Aviation will complete the transition of nearly 1,000 engineers from its commercial programs to its military programs.
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.
The USS Cincinnati was commissioned into the United States Navy’s fleet this weekend in Gulfport, Miss. Powered by two GE Marine LM2500 gas turbines, the USS Cincinnati is the fifth ship to be named Cincinnati.
A look inside GE Aviation’s Additive Technology Center (ATC) in West Chester, Ohio.
Darrel Jarboe has worked as a machinist GE Aviation’s Strother plant for the last 47-years.
For almost two years the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a series of industry participants — including AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation — have been conducting tests to figure out how to best manage increased air traffic once commercial drones start buzzing in the sky. Just this month AiRXOS completed its real-world test flights in the FAA’s first phase of designing the air traffic management system of the future.
The GEnx engine, the fastest selling widebody engine that GE Aviation has ever produced, marked its 15th year since its launch in April 2004. With outstanding performance and utilization, the GEnx engine family has accumulated 25 million flight hours and 4 million flight cycles.
Additive production for the Catalyst engine has started in Brindisi—the culmination of a global collaboration that is revolutionizing how the factory works.
How the aviation industry’s record-breaking $23 billion deal came to be.
Catalyst is the first turboprop engine to make it to the aviation market in more than 50 years that’s been designed completely from scratch. GE unveiled the engine in 2015 and has committed about $400 million to its development.