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Bell unveils new helicopter powered by GE’s T901

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.

Powered by GE’s YT706, Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider Shows Off its Agility

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’s most advanced rotorcraft engines will give U.S. Army a lift

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 Friendly (Unmanned) Skies: FAA Drone Flight Testing Lands First Milestone

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.

Sweet 15: GEnx Engine Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

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.

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