As it reaches its 10-year revenue service anniversary, the GEnx engine recently achieved outstanding endurance test results, completing over 3,000 cycles of dust ingestion testing.
The GEnx has done it again. On October 7, a Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner named Great Barrier Reef, powered by GEnx engines, set a new long-distance record, flying 9,333 miles, reaching Darwin, Australia, from Buenos Aires in 17 hours and 25 minutes.
For The Long Haul: $2 Billion Engine Deal Helps Bring First Nonstop Flights Between Vietnam And The U.S.
Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways signed an Memorandum of Understanding agreement to purchase GE Aviation’s GEnx jet engines for 10 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets. The deal, valued at $2 billion at list price, also includes an option to power an additional 20 jets.
Testing on second XA100 adaptive cycle engine prototype begins F110-powered F-15EX flight test campaign progresses GE remains...
The transition to cleaner sources of energy is one place where GE is helping decarbonize the world and address climate change. Another area involves aviation.
Full-scale prototype engine testing in the AETP program is the capstone of a multi-year technology maturation and risk reduction effort to bring an adaptive cycle engine to full maturity in close partnership with the U.S. Air Force. GE’s first XA100 engine tests began in December 2020, marking the world’s first ever run of a flight-weight three-stream adaptive cycle engine. Tests successfully validated the engine’s ability to deliver transformational propulsion capability to current and future fighter aircraft. Engine prototypes assembled as part of AETP are designed to fit and integrate directly into the F-35.
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.
Dr. Sanford Moss almost singlehandedly gave GE its critical toehold into the new, fast-evolving aviation industry when he led the design of the first practical “turbosupercharger,” which allowed piston-powered airplanes to soar at record heights.
GE’s CF6 engine celebrated 50 years of service last week. We asked former CF6 leaders to reflect on the engine and what it means to GE Aviation and to them personally.
GE Aviation’s CF6 engine family reaches 50 years of revenue service.
In some ways, Corkery is now walking down the path Moss blazed. Corkery spent the first half of his three decades at GE refining gas turbines. Today he’s leading a team of 400 aviation engineers who have developed a new turboprop engine. They believe the engine — the first such new engine design for the general aviation turboprop market in 50 years — will elevate the aviation market to new heights.
“Is this heaven?” “No… It’s Oshkosh.” That nod to the 1989 film Field of Dreams was uttered more than once at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. And for good reason.
The CF6 engine celebrates its 50th anniversary of revenue service on August 5, 2021. The engine family has accumulated more than 460 million engine flight hours.
XA100 Adaptive Cycle Engine, Junior Officer Leadership Program Represent GE as Aviation Week Laureate Award Winners
A transformational GE military engine program and a unique GE leadership program are bringing home some hardware as 2021 recipients of Aviation Week Network’s Laureates awards.
For Abbey Bugenske, the decision to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus was a natural one. “I got it purely on my own, wanting to protect the people around me,” she says. Protecting herself, along with her friends, family and colleagues at work? It just made perfect sense.
Along with the retirement of FedEx MD DC-10-10F aircraft in June comes the retirement of GE’s last CF6-6 engines, which reached nearly 50 years in service.
Lacks afterburner. Unstable on all three flight axes without the help of an onboard computer. No curved surfaces. Limited payload. The story behind the GE-powered F-117A Nighthawk.
The Future Of Flight: Engine-Maker Unveils New Technology Development Program To Cut CO2 Emissions By 20%
Travis Harper and his colleagues are developing the technology that could ultimately lead to an engine that would use 20% less fuel and produce 20% fewer CO2 emissions than the most efficient jet engines today.
India’s IndiGo airline will use the fuel-efficient LEAP-1A engines from CFM International to power its fleet of 310 new Airbus A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft. The agreement, the largest in CFM’s history, includes 620 new installed engines and associated spare engines, as well as a multi-year service agreement.
Testing on GE’s First XA100 Adaptive Cycle Engine Concludes, Proves Out Transformational Capabilities
GE has completed testing of its first XA100 adaptive cycle engine, ushering in a new era of combat propulsion. GE initiated testing at its Evendale, Ohio, altitude test facility on December 22, 2020.