NASA recently revealed the X-59 supersonic jet, a one-of-a-kind experimental aircraft that will fly faster than Mach 1 and higher than most high-performance airplanes. The X-59 is part of NASA’s Quesst mission to transform a sonic boom into a sonic “thump” for supersonic flight. It‘s powered by the F414-GE-100, a special engine variant designed by GE Aerospace at its plant in Lynn, Massachusetts.
After a decade at GE Energy, JoJo Shaw was ready for something new. And though Shaw faced new challenges at GE Aerospace, from imposter syndrome to “fingerprinting” vehicles, she met them head on — and thrived.
The U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) is a tiltrotor aircraft that takes off and lands vertically like a helicopter and flies like an airplane. Several key components of FLRAA will be supplied by GE Aerospace, including the powerful network, called the Digital Backbone, that acts as the nerve center for all the data traffic on board.
Nearly 20 years ago, GE Aerospace lost out in a competition to power part of LATAM Airlines’ passenger air fleet. But what goes around sometimes eventually does come around. Case in point: This month, LATAM announced it is ordering five additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, all of which it plans to switch from competitor engines to GEnx-1B engines, making Chile-based LATAM the first airline in Latin America to utilize the GEnx.
2023 marked another dynamic year for aerospace. New challenges appeared, others stuck around and some thankfully faded.
What changes could 2024 bring? We spoke with five GE Aerospace experts on the trends they are watching next year and the impact those trends will have on the global aerospace system.
A look back at key examples of GE Aerospace’s progress to reduce emissions in 2023.
From the Flight Line to GE Aerospace: How Emily Wannarka’s Career Continued to Soar after Serving in the Military
Meet Defense & Systems Product Support Engineer, Emily Wannarka. Discover how her impressive military family lineage and passion for aviation helped her career take flight after her time in the US Air Force.
On the Harshest Runways: H-Series Engines Performing in Regions with Extreme Environmental Conditions, an Interview with Air-Tec’s CEO
We sat down with Air-Tec’s Group CEO and Director, Jan Rehousek, to talk about this aircraft leasing company’s business operations and how the H-Series is helping their fleet of L410 aircraft.
Another year, another record-breaking global fire season. This summer, international teams joined forces to attack major wildfires by air and land in Greece, Canada, and Hawaii, among other far-flung locales. In California, where more than 25% of the population lives in areas at very high or extremely high risk of wildfire, a slower season was a welcome reprieve at a time when the state sees an average of more than 1.57 million acres destroyed by fire each year.
But firefighting teams in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura County, along with state wildfire crews at Cal Fire, are feeling better prepared to tackle future conflagrations, medical evacuations, and search-and-rescue operations these days because of one particular advantage: the Firehawk, a modified Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter powered by GE Aerospace’s T700 engines
Building on that 131-year legacy, GE’s future independent public companies, GE Vernova and GE Aerospace, will be discussing and demonstrating advanced technologies this week at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP28, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Amid technical breakthroughs and new public-private partnerships, it’s clearer than ever that technology will be the key to solving climate change, accelerating decarbonization, and transitioning to cleaner energy.
GE Aerospace partnered with POLITICO on its Defense Summit this month to highlight the company’s history, scale and expertise — and to highlight a major milestone in the company’s efforts to put new capabilities in the hands of the warfighter thanks to the XA100 adaptive engine.
The Fleet Support team began tapping into the Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP) in 2022, a program that accelerates participants’ professional and technical development within GE Aerospace’s Advance Courses in Engineering and a variety of business-critical engineering assignments. Edison graduates have the technical and business foundation to proactively make innovative contributions to GE Aerospace’s future.
Here are four profiles of recent EEDP graduates who have made contributions within Fleet Support:
Meet the GE Aerospace Advanced Technology Inspector Laureates Helping to Revolutionize Aircraft Engine Inspection
Aviation Week Network this week announced its coveted Laureate Awards, and GE Aerospace was named a winner in the MRO category for multiple advanced inspection technologies it is bringing to improve the efficiency, accuracy, and quality of inspections.
Test Early, Test Often: How the GE9X Engine Became GE Aerospace’s Most Advanced Certified Power Plant Yet
The GE9X engine has emerged as GE Aerospace’s most advanced commercial engine to date. As the largest and most powerful certified commercial aircraft engine, the GE9X incorporates advanced technologies that enable more efficient, quieter flight with fewer emissions than earlier engines.
How GE Aerospace Engineers Used Science to Solve an Engine Durability Problem with CFM LEAP Engines
Strengthening connections with key aviation players, GE Aerospace joined exhibitors from 95 countries at the Dubai Airshow, announcing significant orders for both widebody and narrowbody engines. Here are the GE Aerospace headlines and news from the 2023 Dubai Airshow.
Chasing the Contrails: GE Aerospace Teams Up with NASA and Boeing to Take a Closer Look at Emissions
This GE Aerospace team is getting to the heart of what sustainability actually is.
The CFM56 HPT blade is one of the most technically challenging parts of the engine to manufacture. GE Aerospace Greenville continues to refine its practices to deliver this critical part all over the world.
.Today, SAF production is about 0.1% of jet fuel consumed worldwide. At the recent Sustainable Aviation Futures North America conference in Houston, Texas, discussion was driven by the financial, feedstock, logistical, and other barriers to overcome to send SAF production and availability higher
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.