US Army Selects GE for Engine Controls Technology Development
LYNN, Mass. – The U.S. Army selected GE Aviation to perform conceptual design and trade analysis on the Rotorcraft Advanced Engine Integrated Controls System (RAEICS) program. The 24-month project will develop a conceptual design of an advanced engine control system to enable innovative, high performance propulsion capabilities for Future Vertical Lift (FVL) platforms.
GE Supports China Southern Launch of First RNP Flight to Linzhi
Beijing, China – With GE Aviation RNP’s service, China Southern launched the first Required Navigation Performance flight including a route flown from Guangzhou-Linzhi-Guangzhou. The flight landed in Linzhi at 9:51 AM local time on March 19.
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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