Southwest Airlines announced the purchase of advanced CFM International LEAP-1B engines to power 100 Boeing 737 MAX 7 aircraft. Southwest originally launched the LEAP-1B engine on the 737 MAX in 2011, with an order for 150 jets. This new deal takes the total order to 800 LEAP engines installed on its planes.
At the end of February, a Boeing 767 passenger jet, powered by two GE CF6 engines, flew to Antarctica to pick up a group of scientists returning home from the Troll research station.
Every GE Aviation and CFM engine is created with a digital copy, all the way down to every single part number.
Atlas Air Worldwide has signed an agreement with GE Aviation to purchase GEnx-2B engines for its four Boeing 747-8 Freighters. Airlines and other GE customers have ordered more than 2,500 GEnx engines since they entered service early in the last decade, making it the fastest-selling, high-thrust engine in GE’s history.
A world-leading provider of military jet engines, and a U.S. Air Force partner since 1947, GE is poised to support the next generation of USAF needs. An unparalleled suite of innovative GE products stands ready to meet emerging mission demands.
Two GE Aviation engineers are ensuring that students see Black role models in aerospace and STEM.
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power 35 additional A320neo family aircraft. The order, which includes eight spare engines and a Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) support agreement, is valued at $2.9 billion U.S. at list price.
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.
The GE Catalyst has taken another crucial step ahead of its upcoming first take-off for flight testing.
A 1,300-strong shipment of GE Healthcare patient monitors started arriving at hundreds of public hospitals throughout the country shortly before Christmas, made possible with help from engineers at GE Aviation.
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.
The new aerobatic H-Series engine powered its first flight test on the Diamond Aircraft DART-550.
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.”
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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In August, NASA took delivery of the first F414-GE-100 engine for its X-59 QueSST plane, a one-of-a-kind experimental aircraft that will fly faster than Mach 1 and higher than most high-performance aircraft at 55,000 feet.
The addition makes a total of 24 CH-53K production aircraft now under contract. GE Aviation’s Lynn plant continues to deliver T408 production engines to the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
The GE Aviation Lafayette team assembles its first Passport engine for the Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft.
Along with 24/7 customer support, GE Aviation teams in Cincinnati and Shanghai monitor engine data to help predict and avoid issues.