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Up Close and Personal with the U.S. Air Force’s F-15EX Eagle II

As you can imagine, standing in front of two GE F110 engines integrated into an aircraft is a phenomenal experience for me. Last week, I was fortunate to do just that during a visit to Eglin Air Force Base for the official roll-out ceremony of Boeing’s newly named F-15EX Eagle II.

GE’s F110 Earns its Way onto US Air Force F-15s

The F110 has come full circle with US Air Force F-15s. After finding success internationally, the F110 will power the new, fly-by-wire F-15EX Advanced Eagle – its fifth F-15 variant, which is slated to replace the oldest F-15s remaining in the Air Force fleet. Once fielded, the F110-powered F-15EX will finally fulfill the possibility GE invested in decades ago with this engine and airframe for the Air Force.

Chinook T408 Engine Demo Continues

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Aviation & Missile Center (CCDC AvMC), Boeing, and GE Aviation expanded the flight envelope in their demonstration of a Chinook helicopter with GE Aviation’s T408 engine at Ft. Eustis, Va. The cooperative test team achieved first flight in September 2020, and continues to show how integration of more powerful engines on the CH-47 Chinook can support future aircraft capability and Army Aviation modernization efforts.

Practice Makes Perfect: GE-powered Sikorsky CH-53K Advanced Training Suite Unveiled

The final training step is the Composite Maintenance Trainer (CMT), a full-scale mock-up of the CH-53K aircraft, including replicas of its three T408 engines. Training will begin at Marine Air Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina. David Karcher, a Lockheed Martin senior specialist mechanic explained, “The benefit to a trainer like this is to create an environment that is somewhat realistic to a real aircraft but has safety in mind.”

Air Cover: Fighting Forest Fires With Souped-Up Jetliners

Forest fires ravaged the western United States this year. 10 Tanker, an air carrier company based in New Mexico that specializes in aerial firefighting, used four DC-10 airliners, powered by GE’s CF6 engines, to combat the destruction. Read our interview with 10 Tanker.


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