GE H Series turboprops to fly S10 diesel fuel demonstrations at SINDAG
GE Aviation will sponsor demonstration flights of H80-powered Thrush 510G aircraft using S10 diesel fuel at SINDAG 2015 congress in Brazil. The demonstration flights are part of a larger effort to secure regulatory approval of S10 diesel fuel usage for 510G aircraft operated in Brazil.
GE and its Joint Ventures Receive More than $19 Billion in Orders/Commitments at 2015 Paris Air Show
GE Aviation and its joint venture companies, including CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Snecma (Safran), announced more than $19 billion (USD) in orders and commitments at this week’s Paris Air Show. The orders and commitments included close to 1,000 GE and CFM engines as well as OnPointSM solution agreements for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).
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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