In the 1970s, GE Aerospace partnered with NASA to test the Quiet, Clean, Short-Haul Experimental Engine (QCSEE). This demonstrator engine helped launch technologies found in our engines today including composite materials, as well as other innovations being furthered developed with the current CFM RISE program.
GE Aviation and Safran Launch Advanced Technology Demonstration Program for Sustainable Engines; Extend CFM Partnership to 2050
Jun 14, 2021
‘Restored Our Faith in Humanity’: Wrapping Up a Reality Show Devoted to Veterans, Sponsored by GE Aerospace
Military Makeover with Montel, a reality show on Lifetime and the Armed Forces Network, revamped a veteran’s home in Lynn, Massachusetts. As the final episode aired last week, the family said it “restored our faith in humanity” to see the contributions of volunteers, including a big contingent from GE Aerospace.
Known for its daring rescues and VIP transport, the Sikorsky S-92 is getting an upgrade. GE Aerospace’s CT7 engines that power the S-92 will now use a blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and conventional jet fuel during maintenance, repair, and overhaul at ITP Aero. This move reflects the aviation industry’s commitment to sustainable flight.
In the annals of engine production, the GE90 holds a special attraction for both the aviation world and the people at GE Aerospace who’ve worked on the engine program. Today GE Aerospace announced that it has delivered its 3,000th GE90 production engine.
The F-35 Lightning II, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, can reach supersonic speeds and may be the world’s stealthiest fighter plane. For pilots, its advanced electronic systems are what really set it apart. Designed to replace most of the United States’ aging fighter fleet, the F-35 comes equipped with a constellation of sensors and avionics that assemble a remarkably detailed picture of conditions in and around the aircraft. GE Aerospace supplies eight of those systems, including electrical power management, aircraft memory, remote interface units for the fuselage and missiles, and engine-monitoring technology. This spring, GE Aerospace signed a four-year performance-based logistics (PBL) contract with Lockheed Martin to maintain and repair this equipment on F-35 aircraft around the world.
From months to weeks. Thanks to a game-changing partnership with GE Aerospace and Airlink, Matthew 25: Ministries was able to swiftly deliver aid in Ukraine. Together, they were able to airlift 47 pallets of supplies to the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine, reaching over 21,000 people in need.
GE Aerospace today marks the 30th year since its F414 engine successfully completed its first run. With decades of experience under its belt and reputation of offering an outstanding performance, reliability, and versatility, the F414 is still firing on all cylinders.
The GEnx engine family has surpassed the 50 million flight hour mark in less than 12 years, the fastest rate ever for a commercial widebody engine.
Over the past 20 years, Nolita Lewis has logged hundreds of hours in Cincinnati-area schools, serving as a student math tutor and a STEM mentor for girls.
This week at the Oshkosh air show in Wisconsin, the world’s largest air show, GE Aerospace debuted its new livery design for the aircraft testbed for NASA’s Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) project, a landmark effort to help prove the feasibility of hybrid electric flight for commercial aviation.
Chef’s Whites to Factory Floor: GE Aerospace’s Apprenticeship Program Showed One Technician a New Career Path
Andrew Dubrule began his career as a chef. Armed with a culinary arts degree from the State University of New York at Cobleskill, he interned at the University of the Arts in Florence, Italy, and worked for years at restaurants in New York City. But when he and his...
In our next instalment of Quick Six, we sat down with Hannah Gray, who was recently a finalist in the British Ex-Forces in Business Finalist for her work as an advocate for Veteran’s transitioning into commercial careers. She leads GE’s Military Officer Leadership Program for the UK and is also a regular speaker at Officers Association & Forces Employment Charity employment summits specifically supporting female veterans and those interested in commercial careers.
The Future of Flight: GE Aerospace Closes Week at Paris Air Show with Big Deals on GEnx, LEAP, and Avionics
Anyone who visited the GE Aerospace chalet at the Paris Air Show, on the grounds of Le Bourget Airport, came away with three distinct impressions: The market for engines is growing, lean is working, and new technologies are on the rise. The GE Aerospace team also inked a number of contracts, announcing growth in its order book across jet engines, services, avionics, and digital offerings. The deals include more than 100 GEnx-1B engines, as well as 70 CFM LEAP-1A engines, 80 CFM LEAP-1B engines, and 37 CF34-8E engines, along with multiple service contracts.
Beds to Paint: Volunteers Help Remodel Veteran Family’s Home for Reality Show Sponsored by GE Aerospace
Military Makeover pulls together local businesses and volunteers to carry out home improvements — everything from installing new flooring to revamping a patio — based on the needs of the veteran’s family. The new season, which premieres August 11 on Lifetime, will be sponsored by GE Aerospace as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to service members. In return, the show’s producers chose to help a family in Lynn, home to GE Aerospace’s flagship defense plant.
For our next installation of Quick Six, we sat down with Jami Tomczak, Lean Facilitator for supply chain at GE Aerospace’s Grand Rapids, Michigan, location. She’s been with GE Aerospace for four years and helps drive improvement by ensuring that people at her site are executing lean practices. She does this by fostering an environment of learning so everyone can develop creative solutions using lean. Jami is not only passionate about lean, she’s also an active member in the Pride Alliance employee resource group (ERG) at the Grand Rapids facility. She’s an advocate and hopes to inspire others to live in their truth by showing up as her authentic self to work every day.
It’s safe to say most people who have traveled by air have encountered GE Aerospace products during their journey. Engines made by GE Aerospace or its partner companies power three-quarters of the world’s flights. Just as notable is GE’s work with militaries around the world.
GE’s world-class engines and integrated systems benefit from the company’s investment in both military and commercial technologies, and their performance and reliability have earned them the trust of warfighters and nations across the globe.
In our next installation of Quick Six, GE Aerospace sat down with Andy Bell, a member of the Military Officer Leadership Program (MOLP). Bell spent 25 years flying several front-line aircraft for the Royal Air Force before joining GE Aerospace a year ago.
In 1941, the United States government asked GE to develop the first American jet engine. Allied defense, industrial collaboration, technological advancement, and economic growth were at stake. GE delivered the very next year.
Now, more than 80 years later, GE Aerospace finds itself at the cusp of another era-defining moment. With climate change impacting communities and economies around the world, the aerospace industry is in the midst of what feels to some like a seismic shift.
The aviation industry made its long-awaited return to the Paris Air Show this week, the first since 2019. An impressive display of commercial, military, and business and general aviation aircraft lined the side of the Le Bourget Airport runway, many with GE Aerospace technology onboard.
Open Skies: Why the CFM RISE Program Has ‘Mentour Pilot’ Petter Hörnfeldt Telling the World About Open Fan
Petter Hörnfeldt, also known as ‘The Mentour Pilot,’ is an AvGeek and influencer who’s recent video raved about the CFM RISE program and its potential.
See why the commercial pilot is passionate about the program and what it means for the Future Of Flight.
Kyle Varble, the Tenth Family Member to Work at GE, Is Still Calling His Father (the Fifth) for Advice
Kyle Varble, the Tenth Family Member to Work at GE, Is Still Calling His Father (the Fifth) for Advice.