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GE Aviation Awarded More Than $476 Million in Military Contracts Over Last Month

GE Aviation powers two-thirds of U.S. military fighters and helicopters and understands that its military customers continue to face aircraft issues related to age, maintenance, supply and support. The more engines and components produced enables more aircraft availability at any given time. In the last month alone, GE Aviation has been awarded more than $476… Read More ›

GE, Brightwater UAG sign exclusive agreement for T700 engine support

Restricted category and public use T700 customers have new options for maintenance and support GE Aviation has signed an exclusive Authorized Repair and Services Provider Agreement with Brightwater United Aero Group (UAG) to cover certain non-military customers flying GE’s reliable T700 helicopter engine. Brightwater UAG, based in Shelton, Connecticut, in conjunction with Brightwater Arista Aviation… Read More ›

Norwegian to increase USA flights from Ireland and Scotland this winter

Airline adds 90,000 seats to USA this winter from Edinburgh, Dublin and Shannon airports Transatlantic growth continues with increased frequency this winter despite seasonal reductions on some routes More flights added to routes with strong passenger demand in the winter season Norwegian is increasing flights from Edinburgh, Dublin and Shannon airports to the USA during… Read More ›

Lion Group finalizes $5.5 billion U.S. LEAP-1A engine order

Makes Lion Group largest LEAP engine customer in the world CFM to provide expanded MRO support At a special signing ceremony here today, Transportation Partners, the leasing arm of Lion Group, and CFM International finalized an order for 380 LEAP-1A engines to power Airbus A320neo/A321neo aircraft. The final engine order, which is valued at $5.5… Read More ›

T408-powered CH-53K King Stallion achieves Milestone C

Lockheed Martin announced the CH-53K King Stallion, which is powered by GE Aviation’s T408-GE-400 turboshaft engine, successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) review and achieved a Milestone C decision that approves low rate initial production (LRIP). GE Aviation expects the LRIP contract to be awarded later this year to support planned CH-53K initial operating… Read More ›

GE Aviation to certify new aerobatic turboprop H Series engine

Type certification request submitted to EASA for GE’s first aerobatic turboprop engine. GE Aviation has submitted a type certification request to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for GE’s first aerobatic turboprop engine. The new H Series Aerobatic engine model will feature the first Electronic Engine and Propeller Control system (EEPC) in its class. EEPC… Read More ›

CFM to offer LEAP-1C maintenance training at AEMTC

First customer trainees expected in 2018 CFM International plans to begin offering LEAP-1C line maintenance training at the Aero Engine Maintenance and Training Center (AEMTC) in Guanghan City. The LEAP-1C training engine, which was used as part of the engine certification test program, will be delivered to the facility in 2017. “The new training program… Read More ›

First CFM LEAP-1A takes flight powering Airbus A320neo.

Advanced LEAP-1A engines today successfully completed a four-hour, 25-minute first flight powering the new Airbus A320neo. The flight test occurred right on schedule, reinforcing the success of the LEAP development program and the confidence shown in the performance and durability of the new product. The engines performed extremely well throughout the flight envelope. This first… Read More ›

Successful first flight of LEAP-powered Airbus A320neo, with Safran engines and systems.

Airbus has carried out a successful first flight of the A320neo, the reengined version of its single-aisle commercial jet, powered by twin LEAP-1A engines. The airplane took off at 1:24 pm from Toulouse, landing 4 hours, 25 minutes later. The new-generation LEAP engine is designed and built by CFM International, the 50/50 joint company between… Read More ›

Aerolineas Orders GE’s CF6 Engines for Its Airbus A330 Fleet.

Aerolineas Argentinas ordered GE‘s CF6-80E1 engines to power its four new Airbus A330-200 aircraft. “The superior fuel efficiency for our routes and lower maintenance costs of GE’s CF6-80E1 engines were the key features that led us to select GE to power our new A330 fleet,” said Christian Landriscina, Technical and Supply Chain Vice President. “We… Read More ›

Lion Group Chooses CFM56-5B to Power A320ceo Fleet.

Valued at more than $1.2 billion U.S. Deliveries scheduled to begin in mid-2014 Lion Group announced it has selected CFM International’s engine to power 60 firm Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft. The agreement is valued at more than $1.2 billion U.S. at list price; the aircraft order was announced in March 2013. Jakarta, Indonesia-based… Read More ›

GE Aviation pursues alternative fuel sources for its jet engine testing.

GE Aviation, which consumes more than 10 million gallons of jet fuel annually at its engine testing centers, will broaden its fuel source beginning in 2016.GE Aviation has signed an agreement to purchase cellulosic synthetic biofuel from The D’Arcinoff Group (DG), based in Washington, D.C., to be used for production and development testing of GE… Read More ›

Tianjin Airlines Receives TRUEngine* Designation for CF34 Engines.

GE has awarded Tianjin Airlines its TRUEngine designation for 107 CF34-10E engines powering its fleet of 50 EMBRAER 190s. Tianjin is the first airline in Asia to receive the TRUEngine designation for the CF34.”We are committed to optimizing performance of our engines and maintaining maximum residual value for our assets, and the TRUEngine designation enables… Read More ›

GE Aviation Announces Customers for Flight Efficiency Services.

GE Aviation announced new customers for its Flight Efficiency Services business which uses the Industrial Internet to provide business intelligence and actionable insight to significantly improve an airline’s overall efficiency. EVA Airways and Garuda Indonesia Airlines have selected GE‘s Flight Efficiency Services business, which support airlines in fuel management, flight data analytics, navigation services and… Read More ›

Testing Continues on Next-Generation GE90 Engine; GE Aviation to Spend More than $200 Million This Year on Technology Maturation for GE9X.

Testing Continues on Next-Generation GE90 Engine; GE Aviation to Spend More than $200 Million This Year on Technology Maturation for GE9X EVENDALE, OH – GE Aviation is assembling the high pressure compressor (HPC) rig that will be tested this summer as part of the GE9X engine study for Boeing’s 777X aircraft. The high pressure compressor… Read More ›

A New Season for Jet Engine Testing in Winnipeg.

The GE Aviation Engine Testing, Research and Development Centre (TRDC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba just celebrated its one-year anniversary with the completion of updates that will allow the facility to accommodate year-round operations. The 122,000 square foot facility was initially designed to handle jet engine cold weather and ice-testing, but the site has expanded to include… Read More ›

GE Aviation Acquires Leader in Flight Data Analysis.

    GE Aviation announced today that it has acquired Austin Digital, a privately owned, Texas-based supplier of flight operations data analysis. Austin Digital’s flight operations capabilities strengthen GE‘s services offerings with integrated solutions for aviation customers around the world.   “GE is committed to delivering solutions that help our customers operate aircraft more efficiently,… Read More ›

GE Aviation Names Sokol JSC as an Authorized Service Center.

Sokol JSC, a leading service provider known throughout the Russian Federation, has signed an agreement with GE Aviation to become an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for GE’s M601 and H80 turboprop engines. Under this agreement, Sokol JSC will provide local service support for the M601 series and the new GE H80 turboprop. Sokol JSC’s maintenance… Read More ›

GE Investing $65 million in Dayton’s Aerospace Corridor.

-“GE Aviation will continue to grow its Dayton presence in a dramatic way,” said Lorraine Bolsinger, president and CEO of GE Aviation Systems, during her keynote address today at the Dayton Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. In the past five years, GE Aviation has added 400 jobs at its three Dayton plants, initiated construction of… Read More ›

Southwest Airlines Launches LEAP-1B-Powered 737 MAX.

Southwest Airlines today formally launched CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1B engine on the Boeing 737 MAX with a firm order for 150 airplanes. In addition, the airline expanded its current order book with an order for 58 additional CFM56-7BE-powered Next-Generation 737-800s. The total engine order is valued at approximately $4.7 billion U.S. at list price. Both… Read More ›

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