GE set a new path forward this week, announcing plans to create a simpler, stronger, leading high-tech industrial company.
This next chapter places the Aviation, Power and Renewable Energy businesses at the core of GE going forward.
- GE Aviation continues to be a leader in the aviation industry. GE technology powers two out of every three commercial departures around the world and GE’s global installed base includes more than 65,000 commercial and military engines.
- GE Aviation, GE Power and GE Renewable Energy share key technologies such as aerodynamics, thermodynamics and advanced materials including Ceramic Matrix Composites.
- GE will continue to invest for the future and lead in innovative technologies such as additive manufacturing and digital to lead the next wave of industrial productivity.
“All companies face into the reality of changing markets and technologies, and I’ve seen a lot in my 38 years at GE,” said David Joyce, Chairman & President and CEO, GE Aviation. “The one thing that hasn’t changed is the character and capability of GE to shape its future together. It’s an amazing experience to watch the Company align and focus around its purpose.”
GE’s Aviation, Power and Renewable Energy businesses are closely linked:
- Engineers of engine and turbine blades share a knowledge of aerodynamics and thermodynamics.
- Ceramic Matrix Composites developed for turbines are making jet engines more efficient.
- An HA gas turbine relies on the same airflow and combustion principles as a jet engine.
- Polymer Matrix Composites developed for power turbines are making wind turbine blades lighter.
- Technology from the record-breaking HA Gas Turbine is making wind turbines more powerful.
Technical innovation at the core of GE Aviation
Through the years, GE Aviation has been an industry innovator, bringing aviation many firsts, including:
- U.S. jet engine
- U.S. turboprop engine
- High bypass engine
- Composite fan blades
- 120,000+ lb thrust engine
- FAA-approved additive engine parts
- Ceramic Matrix Composites in engines
GE’s journey from light bulbs to jet engines describes our technology journey from Thomas Edison’s first electrical devices to GE steam turbines and turbosuperchargers to America’s first jet engine.