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2008-06-30
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GE Aviation selected Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, as the site of its new University Development Center. The new facility is projected to include 43 engineering jobs within two years. The engineering staff will perform various engineering services including software development, verification and validation, mechanical design, and hardware design.
2011-09-16
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Emissions limits force the aviation industry to study hybrid and battery-electric propulsion systems.
2011-11-07
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GE Aviation recently broke ground at the site of its new jet engine components factory in Auburn, AL. The 300,000-ft² advanced manufacturing plant will produce precision, super-alloy machined parts for GE jet engines, which will power future commercial and military aircraft, and support the vast fleet of GE jet engines already in service.
2012-01-06
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The aviation industry is now deploying biofuels on commercial flights after years of demonstration test flights, but high costs will keep bookings few and far between for a few more years.
2012-07-16
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Disruptive technology usually means something so uniquely different that it requires manufacturers to adapt to it in sometimes significant ways. The trade-off is the promise of substantial advantages in cost, time, or performance.
2012-11-30
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Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation reached an agreement to form a joint venture, Advanced Atomization Technologies LLC, to enhance the development and manufacture of commercial aircraft engine fuel nozzles.
2012-11-30
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GE Aviation has acquired the assets of Morris Technologies and its sister company, Rapid Quality Manufacturing, precision manufacturing companies operating in suburban Cincinnati, OH. The companies, with about 130 employees, specialize in additive manufacturing, an automated process for creating rapid prototypes and end-use production components.
2009-09-03
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Installation of the new GEnx-2B engines on airplane No. 1 of Boeing's 747-8 Freighter, in final assembly in Everett, WA, is complete. The GEnx-2B recently finished the first phase of flight testing on GE's 747 flying testbed.
2009-08-18
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GE Aviation signed a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. FAA to provide a variety of operational and technical assessments to support integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) into the National Airspace System, including the assessment of Next Generation Trajectory-Based Operations.
2009-11-20
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GE Aviation and China’s AVIC Systems announced plans to form a joint venture company to develop and market integrated avionics systems for commercial aircraft customers. The new avionics company, to be headquartered in China and launched in mid-2010, will offer fully integrated, open architecture avionics and services for future commercial aircraft programs.
2009-12-14
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Composite materials are working their way onto the engine as evidenced by the GEnx's composite case. France's Snecma is also making strides in finding new applications for composites on the engine—specifically for fan blades.
2009-12-10
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GE Aviation has acquired Naverus Inc., a Kent, WA-based supplier of advanced performance-based navigation (PBN) services, including required navigation performance (RNP) procedure development, PBN procedure maintenance, operations support, and consulting for airlines, air navigation service providers, and airports.
2011-03-18
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The FAA has reached a major milestone on the Next Generation Air Transportation System initiative to modernize America's National Airspace System.
2010-09-07
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GE Aviation announced plans to create an environmental coatings facility for advanced military jet engine components in Alabama. GE Aviation is in the final stages of selecting a location for creating an Environmental Coatings Center of Excellence, which will enhance components for the GE/Rolls-Royce F136 jet engine for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 program.
2010-09-16
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For years, researchers have been working on methods to combine plant-based fuels with conventional petroleum-based fuels. A key goal is to reduce carbon emissions, though related factors such as cost and sustainability are also driving the studies.
2010-12-06
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GE Aviation announced plans to locate a new Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development Center (EPISCENTER) on the University of Dayton campus in Dayton, OH. The proposed site is located in the Ohio Aerospace Hub of Innovation, enabling GE Aviation to participate as an initial launch partner of the Hub.
2011-03-03
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NextGen is a mosaic of technologies that when meshed together will yield significant benefits in myriad areas. RNP, for example, leads to efficiencies that offer reduced fuel consumption and emissions.
2009-03-17
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The “hot section” of jet engines—i.e., combustor and turbine areas—has long been the domain of materials such as superalloys, but GE Aviation is working hard at substituting these with durable, lightweight composite components.
2009-03-10
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GE Aviation has opened a new systems manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China. The expansion covers 18,600 m², and workers there will be capable of producing autoclaved composite parts, mechanical fabrications, structure assembly, and civil aircraft actuation systems.
2009-08-13
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GE Aviation entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the FAA to provide a variety of operational and technical assessments to support integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace Systems including the assessment of Next Generation (NextGen) Trajectory-Based Operations.
2008-06-30
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GE Aviation announced a $30 million expansion of the GE Aviation Service Operating (GEASO) facility in Singapore. Expected to get under way in April, the expansion will increase total production square footage of the facility by 20%, from 200,000 to 250,000 ft² by the time the project is completed in mid-2009.
2008-08-06
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Having reached a plateau in turbofan engine development in recent years, the scene is now being set for the next step up in conventional engine performance gains, with progress being made toward new-generation engines.
2008-09-02
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GE Aviation and Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd. (ST Aerospace) signed an agreement to seek opportunities to cooperate and complement each other’s core competencies, with the goal of offering cost-effective and enhanced solutions to customers of both companies.
2008-11-21
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GE Aviation recently opened its new jet engine component factory near Batesville in northwest Mississippi. Formally called GE Batesville Composites Operation, the 300,000-ft² facility will produce advanced composite engine components.
2008-09-10
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GE Aviation is under contract to supply flight-control actuation, electrical power generation and control, emergency power, and other aircraft systems for use on Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft.
2010-07-13
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GE Aviation received an award from the U.S. FAA as part of the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) program—a joint FAA-industry program to accelerate the development and maturation of aircraft and engine technologies that reduce noise and emissions and improve fuel burn.
2010-02-10
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GE Aviation has renewed the Tusas Engine Industries (TEI) joint venture with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for another 25 years. Under this agreement, TEI will continue to provide critical parts for commercial, military, and marine engines through 2035, with TAI retaining a majority ownership in the joint venture.
2010-04-09
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GE Aviation is teaming with the U.S. Navy to develop and adopt technologies aimed at reducing the specific fuel consumption (SFC) for the Navy's twin-engine F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fleet. The F414-GE-400 engine powers the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircraft.
2010-04-09
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GE Aviation announced plans to create an Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research & Development Center (EPISCENTER) near Dayton, OH. The center will be directed at several markets including on- and off-highway hybrid and electric vehicles, more-electric aircraft, and marine applications.
2010-03-10
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The U.S. Navy and GE Aviation are collaborating on an environmentally beneficial program to recover rhenium-bearing aircraft engine components from out-of-service F404 and F414 engines and then incorporate this precious metal back into the manufacture of new engine parts.
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