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.
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.
Bright Minds, Bright Future: Three GE Aerospace Engineers Return from One Young World Forum Eager to Share What They’ve Learned
The GE Aerospace and Avio Aero engineers return from One Young World Forum eager to share what they’ve learned during the massive event.
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.
A Jumbo Moment for SAF: Emirates Operates First A380 on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel in One Engine
Dubai-based Emirates became the first airline to operate an Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger airliner, on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in one engine. The aircraft, which is powered by four Engine Alliance GP7200 engines, used 100% SAF in one of its four engines, another milestone in the industry’s growing momentum to bring standardization, certification, and adoption of 100% SAF closer to reality.
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.
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.
GE Aerospace engineers joined a newly released episode of a renewable fuels podcast to speak to the role the company’s new aircraft engine technologies in development could play in reducing flight emissions, as well as how GE Aerospace is supporting SAF testing and qualification with its engines.
In this installation of Quick Six, GE Aerospace chatted with Miriam Alvarez, Senior Manufacturing Manager.
Alvarez has been with GE Aerospace for 13 years, during which she’s been deeply involved with the Hispanic Forum, which has incited her commitment to volunteer in the community and grow her career through mentorship.
.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two GE Aerospace leaders outline the sustainability efforts that are moving the company forward and how they are critical and entwined in the broader movement known as ESG: environmental, social, and governance.