GE and Bristow Group Inc. sign 10-year CT7 engine service agreement
LYNN, Massachusetts – GE Aviation and Bristow Group Inc. signed a 10-year Maintenance Cost Per Hour (MCPHsm) service agreement covering Bristow’s global fleet of CT7-8A turboshaft engines powering their Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. The contract encompasses Bristow’s current fleet of more than 50 GE-powered S-92s and all future aircraft deliveries during the term of the contract.
Fire Away on CMC Demo Testing for GE9X Engine
PEEBLES, OHIO – – Ground testing is underway on a GEnx engine that contains lightweight, heat-resistant ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components in the high-pressure turbine (HPT) and combustor as part of the technology maturation program for the GE9X engine that will power the Boeing 777X.
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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