Aircraft Propulsion

After decades of combat flying in the harsh Middle East environment, the Air Force embarked on an aggressive program to deal with an insidious problem that steals aircraft performance, greatly increases maintenance requirements, results in higher fuel consumption rates, and increases emissions. The culprit, the constant erosion and corrosion of high pressure compressor and turbofan blades due to ...
GE Aviation, which primarily makes military and commercial engines, will become the main focus of the GE conglomerate after it spins off its health care and energy businesses, the Boston, Mass.-based company announced Nov. 9. The move was spurred by a desire to focus and simplify ...
General Electric has secured a $1.58 billion contract with the Air Force to build up to 329 engines for the F-15EX, the Pentagon announced Oct. 29. The contract will begin with 29 F110-GE-129 engines followed by seven option lots to total a “most probable quantity” of ...