TRUEngine* Program Surpasses 10,000 Engine Enrollments
EVENDALE, OH, – The TRUEngine program continues to gain momentum with total engine enrollments surpassing the 10,000 mark as 2015 gets underway. The milestone comes less than six months after the program broke through the 9,000-engine mark.
GE’s Composite Fan Blade Revolution Turns 20 Years Old
EVENDALE, OHIO -- GE Aviation is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first jet engine to certify with composite fan blades. Powering an early model of Boeing’s 777 aircraft, the first GE90 engine certified in February 1995—and thus marked the first aviation use of the revolutionary composite fiber polymeric material on a jet engine’s front fan blade.
Amazing New Material Could Revolutionize Jet Travel
In the century following the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903, planes have gone through three materials revolutions: wood and fabric fuselages gave way to aluminum and, eventually, to light and strong carbon composites used to make the bodies of the latest planes like Boeing’s Dreamliner and the Airbus A350. But a new and unusual material is now changing the industry again: ceramics.
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