Blog Category: Technology

Shhhhhh … Can You Hear It Yet? The X-59 Is One Step Closer to Takeoff

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.

Building a Brighter Future: Turkish Students Impacted by 2023 Earthquake Explore Creativity via STEM

General Electric and Habitat Association’s initiative in Türkiye has reached over 8,200 students! Through engaging online and in-person sessions, the “Youth Pathway to Science” program has raised awareness about sustainability and sparked interest in STEM fields. This successful collaboration between GE Aerospace Türkiye Technology Center (TTC) Women’s Network, GE Vernova, and Habitat Association has exceeded expectations, making it one of our most impactful programs yet.

Digital Backbone for the Military’s Next-Gen Aircraft Enables Ease for Upgrades

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.

Flip the Script: GEnx Program Caps Off Big Year With LATAM Airlines Deal

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.

Five Trends that will Shape Aerospace in 2024

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.  

Robinson Zapata: Finding Meaning in His Work

Working in the commercial parts supply industry was just the beginning for Robinson Zapata. As a 17-year GE Aerospace employee and member of the U.S. Army Reserves, he found his true calling and fell in love with the precision and dedication required in the aviation industry. What really motivates him are the people he works with.

The T700: The Power Behind the Multi-Mission Helicopter Transforming Firefighting and Beyond

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

‘A Permanent Mark on Climate Action’: GE Showcases Its Latest Energy Innovations at COP28

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.

Aspiring Futures in GE Aerospace Fleet Support

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:

GE Aerospace’s Quick Six with Miriam Alvarez

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.

GE Aerospace Fuels Expert: SAF is Here to Stay

.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


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