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Chapter 7: Power Of The CF6 And Birth Of CFM

8/27/2019
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How GE's partnership with a French aerospace powerhouse formed its CFM International joint venture and one of the most successful commercial engines in history.

Duration:00:06:49

Chapter 6: Power Of The J85 And TF39

8/27/2019
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How the "little tough guy" and GE Aviation's first high-bypass engine lifted the aviation industry.

Duration:00:06:00

Chapter 5: Power Of The J47 And J79

8/27/2019
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How the J47 and J79 jet engines went on to become some of the most produce and utilized engines in the world.

Duration:00:04:19

Chapter 4: Lynn And The Helicopter Franchise

8/27/2019
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How GE Aviation's Lynn, Massachusetts, operation came to be the hub of helicopter engine manufacturing for GE.

Duration:00:03:18

Chapter 3: GE's Wartime Advances

8/27/2019
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How GE Aviation earned its first military contract and went on to produce America's first jet engine.

Duration:00:07:35

Chapter 2: Cincinnati Supports War Effort

8/27/2019
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How Cincinnati, Ohio, came to support World War II and become GE Aviation's global headquarters.

Duration:00:04:44

Chapter 1: Reimagining Flight

8/27/2019
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Former GE Aviation employee and unofficial company historian Rick Kennedy kicks off a series examining GE Aviation's role in the past century of aviation.

Duration:00:06:16

Get Smart: How Cultural Transformation is Enabling a Smarter Aviation Industry

5/31/2017
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It’s rush hour, and you are about to embark on your daily commute to work. The drive normally takes you about 20 minutes, but it’s raining, so you plug your destination into your GPS app to make sure you’re on the fastest route. It turns out that there’s been an accident on your typical path and traffic is heavy as a result, so the app guides you toward an alternate route, saving you an additional 10 minutes of travel time and enabling you to get to work on time. Data and connectivity have...

Duration:00:07:23

Navigating the Navy in a F-18

1/27/2017
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Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a fighter pilot or weapon systems officer (WSO)? Malissa Gallini, part of our junior officer leadership program, interviewed US Navy pilot Lt. Jenny Moore and WSO Lt. Claire Gunnison during their visit to GE Aviation in Evendale. Lt. Moore and Lt. Gunnison discussed how they got their call signs (Juno and Hooks!), how they became interested in flying, and what it's like to juggle family and work while serving our country.

Duration:00:18:05

The FATE of future rotorcraft

9/27/2016
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Tom Champion, GE’s Director of Advanced Turboshaft Demonstrator Programs, and Jon Perkins, Program Manager of the Future Affordable Turbine Engine (FATE) program review the world’s most powerful, technologically advanced turboshaft engine being developed with the US Army. First, Tom discusses his experience as an Army aviator (0:45-3:00) and then Jon details his recently concluded time in the Navy (3:00-5:40). They then share: why the FATE program was launched by the Army in 2011...

Duration:00:13:53

How the UK bought its first GE military engine

7/10/2016
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Ron Hutter, GE’s VP of rotorcraft sales, details the unique but costly engine configuration of the United Kingdom's Apache fleet for the past 20 years (1:08-2:10), details the benefits of the UK switching to T700 engines for its future Apaches fleet (2:25-4:05), the timeline to get the new aircraft into the UK’s fleet (4:20-5:00), how the engines may be supported in the UK once in service, (5:10-6:10) and how GE’s first sale of an off-the-shelf military engine to the UK will grow business...

Duration:00:06:30

GE Adaptive Cycle Engines Fit for the Fight

7/9/2016
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Dan McCormick and Mike Eisenmenger from GE’s adaptive cycle program discuss: limitations of fixed cycle engines compared to GE’s revolutionary three-stream, adaptive cycle engine (1:15-2:45); unprecedented performance achieved by GE and Air Force engineers on the technology’s first test (3:00-4:40); GE’s adaptive engine sized for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (5:00-7:00); using technologies developed for GE commercial engines to reduce adaptive risk and increase capability (7:00-10:45); how...

Duration:00:09:48

How Predix evolved the accepted limits of predictive maintenance

7/7/2016
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Matt Benvie sits down with VJ Singh, GE Aviation’s Executive Director of Fleet Support, a team that uses real-time data and advanced analytics to help airline customers maximize jet engine performance. They discuss: VJ’s 15-year career in the field supporting airline customers’ engines (1:05-2:05); the shortfalls of GE’s legacy engine monitoring system used for the past 30 years (2:05-3:50); the benefits of GE’s new monitoring system(Predix), how it detects customer problems the old system...

Duration:00:10:40