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U.S. Army, Boeing and GE complete successful H-47 Chinook demonstration program with T408 engines

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center (DEVCOM AvMC), Boeing and GE recently completed all the planned test points under a multi-year demonstration program of a U.S. Army NCH-47D Chinook helicopter powered by GE’s advanced T408 turboshaft engine. The success of this effort demonstrates how integration of more powerful engines on the H-47 Chinook could support future aircraft capability and Army Aviation modernization efforts while reducing technical and integration risk. 

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.

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