Front and center at this week’s Farnborough International Airshow are technologies to help reduce CO2 emissions from flight. At GE, there are technologies already available now to help customers decarbonize even as engineers are developing the new breakthrough technologies for the future of flight.
The aviation industry has an ambitious goal. The target is to reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 through a mix of revolutionary aircraft and propulsion technologies, alternative fuels and operational improvements.
GE First in World to Test High Power, High Voltage Hybrid Electric Components in Altitude Conditions
At the Farnborough International Airshow, GE announced it completed the world’s first test of a megawatt (MW)-class and multi-kilovolt (kV) hybrid electric propulsion system in altitude conditions that simulate single-aisle commercial flight.
Electricity In The Air: NASA To Spotlight Groundbreaking Work In Sustainable Aviation And A Win-Win Partnership With GE
Today’s aviation industry relies on technology that’s rooted in NASA’s research. This week at Farnborough, NASA will spotlight its work on sustainable aviation and the advances it’s making with partners like GE to develop quieter, safer and more efficient technologies that promise to change the future of commercial air travel.
It’s been four years since aviation fans, industry executives, aerospace engineers and investors last descended on the local...
GE Showcases Technologies to Reduce CO2 Emissions for More Sustainable Flight at Farnborough Airshow
GE announced GE to Net Zero, a new digital experience at the GE Pavilion during the upcoming 2022 Farnborough International Airshow where visitors will be able to learn more about the company’s efforts to meet its ambition to be net-zero by 2050, associated with the use of sold products.
GE is developing technologies to reduce CO2 emissions for a more sustainable future of flight. This includes innovating advanced new engine architectures such as open fan through the CFM International joint venture, megawatt-class hybrid electric propulsion, advanced new engine core designs, and supporting alternative fuels research.
As GE unveils its 2021 Sustainability Report, we looked back at some of this year’s biggest developments, which include sustainable aviation fuel, software that improves efficiency, hybrid electric propulsion, hydrogen fuel and other technologies.
When it comes to the future of flight, sustainability is at the core. GE Aviation has technologies available now and is developing new technologies to reduce CO2 emissions.
New season of Cutting Carbon podcast features GE Aviation’s advanced technologies leader Arjan Hegeman explaining new engine technologies in development that could help the aviation industry reduce CO2 emissions.
Last weekend, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines passengers took special flights to Edmonton and Porto, even if they didn’t know it was part of The Sustainable Flight Challenge. The flights were powered by GEnx and CF34 engines using a mix of approved Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
Joseph Sorota was working his shift at a GE factory in Lynn, Massachusetts, when he was called to the main office. “There was...
Flying Into The Future: Christine Andrews Is Helping NASA And GE Aviation Build A Hybrid Electric Engine
One summer as a teenager, Christine Andrews visited NASA Mission Control Center in Houston with her family. Marveling at the...
GE Digital’s Fuel Insight software can help airlines reduce costs and emissions by analyzing flight data, examining trends and identifying fuel savings in just minutes. Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) will use Fuel Insight software to help the carrier work toward reducing its carbon footprint and meeting its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.
The race to decarbonize flight just picked up speed. Airbus and CFM International will collaborate on tests of an aircraft engine fueled by hydrogen that, if all goes according to plan, would carry passengers in the mid-2030s while producing no carbon emissions during flight.
When Mimmo Catalano was 5 years old, his dad took him to work at his office, at an airport in Sardinia, and the boy’s...
Last October, NASA and GE Aviation announced a new partnership to mature a megawatt-class hybrid electric engine that could...
Heavy Lifting: Qatar Becomes The Launch Carrier For Boeing’s Massive 777-8 Freighter Jet, Powered By GE
When Boeing test pilot Heather Ross brought the aerospace company’s new 777X jet to the Dubai Airshow for its public debut...
Meet Charlie Barker, Facilities Engineer and leader of the GE Aviation Rutland Energy Efficiency Program. Charlie’s sustainability initiatives have resulted in 115 energy conservation projects saving 16,053,903 kilo-watt hours in electrical and over 12,541 tons of greenhouse gas emissions for the Rutland aircraft airfoil manufacturing operation.
In 2021, GE Aviation outlined one of the company’s most robust technology demonstration programs in company history.