From a show-stopping GE9X-powered 777X flying display to headline grabbing sustainability news, see all the GE Aviation headlines from the 2021 Dubai Airshow.
At the Dubai Airshow this week, one of the most anticipated sights will be the Boeing 777X, Boeing’s new plane powered by the GE9X, the most powerful jet engine in the world. But thrust is just one of the engine’s many attributes. It’s also tough and the United Arab Emirates, a hot, desert country that also happens to be the base for two of the world’s largest airlines — Emirates and Etihad Airways — is an ideal place to talk about the engine’s brawn.
Data may not be what makes the world go round, but it can help airlines increase fuel efficiency and, by extension, help reduce carbon dioxide emissions when their passengers are on globe-trotting adventures.
Wash And Go: GE’s New Way Of Cleaning Jet Engines Can Help Airlines Cut Emissions And Improve Operations
We have reinvented how to clean a jet engine. Meet GE’s 360 Foam Wash, the powerful approach thoroughly cleans a commercial jet engine, helping to improve its performance and potentially eliminate tons of climate-damaging CO2.
The Boeing 777X aircraft made its public debut at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday. Propelled by a pair of GE9X engines from GE Aviation, the engine can supply 134,000 pounds of thrust, more than the rocket used in America’s first manned space flight.
A routine commercial long-haul flight scored an important aviation industry milestone last week when a Boeing 787 operated by Etihad Airways flew from London to Abu Dhabi on a fuel blend containing sustainable jet fuel. The plane’s carbon emissions were 72% below those of an equivalent flight in 2019.
The comforts of home at 41,000 feet is closer than ever, thanks to Dassault’s new Falcon 10X business jet and GE Aviation’s next-generation primary and solid state secondary electrical power distribution and control system.
GE’s XA100 adaptive cycle engine is ushering in a new era of combat propulsion. Backed by more than a decade of development with the U.S. Air Force, this engine could open up the world of “and” for fighter jets like the F-35.
Meet Gurhan Andac, GE Aviation’s engineering leader for aviation fuels and additives. Andac researches biofuels and synthetic fuels for engines, or sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). His team studies how well the fuels perform in engines, quantifies their benefits and promotes SAF use with the airlines.
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.
Europeans are familiar with the feeling of a penalty shootout on the football pitch, and this morning has a similar mix of tension, excitement, and anxiety. Inside the Beechcraft Berlin Aviation (BBA) hangar is an experimental Beechcraft King Air 350, and on its left wing was the new Catalyst engine, which was installed last December.
In partnership with NASA, GEwill mature a megawatt (MW) class integrated hybrid electric powertrain, with ground and flight tests planned for mid-2020s.
Engineering Exec: GE Technologies at ‘Inflection Point’ as Industry Increases Environmental Commitments
Air Transport Action Group’s 2021 Global Sustainable Aviation Forum highlights work of aviation companies including GE Aviation to reduce environmental impact as commercial aviation recovers from COVID-19
Testing on second XA100 adaptive cycle engine prototype begins F110-powered F-15EX flight test campaign progresses GE remains...
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.
Together We RISE: Luca Bedon, Head of Advanced Technologies at Avio Aero, Talks The Future of Aviation
The new technology demonstrator program by CFM International, with its ambitious emissions reduction goals for propulsion, finds its roots in European research. Luca Bedon, Head of Advanced Technologies at Avio Aero, talks a more sustainable aviation.
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.
As the leading provider of civil and military propulsion, GE Aviation has an inherent responsibility to help the aviation industry decarbonize. Rising to this challenge inspires our employees, serves our customers, and indeed, is good for our business.
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.