Tag: GE Aviation

Supersonic Business Jet to Cross Atlantic Already in 2023

Reading Time: 1 minute Aerion Corporation, a manufacturer of a new generation of efficient supersonic aircraft, revealed that it expects to fly its Aerion As2 supersonic business jet already in 2023. According to Aerion Chief Executive Tom Vice, Aerion AS2 is due to cross the Atlantic at supersonic speed before the end of 2023. This would be the “first supersonic crossing […]

GE Aviation Awarded $437M Contract Modification for Adaptive Cycle Engine

Reading Time: 1 minute GE was awarded a $437 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base June 29. The contract modification is for the execution of next generation adaptive propulsion risk reduction for potential air superiority applications. “GE is excited to continue the maturation of adaptive cycle engines; […]

GE9X Engine Goes Airborne

Reading Time: 1 minute The GE9XTM engine lifted off on March 13 under wing of GE Aviation’s 747 flying testbed in Victorville, California, for its first flight test. The engine that will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft took to the air around 10:40 a.m. Pacific standard time and flew for more than four hours on its first flight. During […]

GE Aviation Announces First Run of the Advanced Turboprop Engine

Reading Time: 2 minutes GE Aviation’s Advanced Turboprop engine, the first clean-sheet turboprop engine to hit the Business and General Aviation (BGA) market in more than 30 years, successfully completed its first engine test run at GE Aviation’s facility in Prague, Czech Republic. “Running the Advanced Turboprop engine this year was our biggest and most important goal,” said Brad […]

GE Aviation Successfully Augmented Reality In Maintenance

Reading Time: 2 minutes Collaboration between GE Aviation and Upskill software making progress in applying augmented reality to MRO processes. Properly tightened and torqued B-nuts are essential to engine fluid lines and hoses on a properly functioning engine. To achieve the right tensions, mechanics need to check the maintenance manual frequently, so the process takes a lot of back […]

GE Starts 18-Month GE9X Certification Program

Reading Time: 1 minute GE Aviation has started the 18-month certification program for the GE9X engine that will exclusively power the Boeing 777X. The first round of certification tests will take place in Peebles, Ohio. The certification testing is beginning on the second GE9X engine GE has built; ultimately, there will be eight certification test engines. The next two […]

GE Aviation Opens $14.5M Factory in West Michigan

Reading Time: 3 minutes GE Aviation celebrated in Muskegon the grand opening of its $14.5 million Brilliant Factory – an investment that will stimulate economic growth in the region and where GE is using data and analytics to run its plants more efficiently. For the event, John Bowman, general manager, Supply Chain for GE Aviation joined Senator Debbie Stabenow, […]

EASA Certifies GE H Series Electronic Engine and Propeller Control

Reading Time: 2 minutes GE Aviation’s Electronic Engine and Propeller Control (EEPC) system for its H Series turboprop engine has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). GE’s EEPC is the business and general aviation industry’s first turboprop offering to combine engine and propeller operations into a single system. Prior to EASA certification on November 25, […]

GE Aviation Completes Initial Ground Testing of GE9X Engine

Reading Time: 1 minute GE Aviation has completed the initial ground testing of the first full GE9X development engine, which will power Boeing’s 777X aircraft that is scheduled to begin production in 2017, with first delivery in 2020. GE Aviation GM-GE9x program Ted Ingling said, “During ground testing at GE Aviation’s Peebles Testing Operation, the first GE9X engine performed […]

Start Your Engine…Testing Begins on First GE9X Engine

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ground testing is underway on the first full GE9X development engine, which is the world’s largest commercial aircraft engine, at GE Aviation’s Peebles Testing Operation. “The entire GE9X team—from engineering to sourcing to value streams to development assembly—devoted countless hours to enable this achievement to occur,” said Bill Millhaem, general manager of the GE90/GE9X engine […]