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Columbia Helicopters to become the Total Logistics Support provider for GE Aviation

Columbia Helicopters to become the Total Logistics Support provider for GE Aviation

Columbia Helicopters, Inc. (Columbia) and GE Aviation (GE) are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement whereby Columbia Helicopters will become the Total Logistics Support provider for all operators and maintainers of T58 and CT58 engines with the sole exception being the T58-400B engine model used for executive transport by the US Government…. Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 17-Apr-18

MTU Aero, Sikorsky to jointly bid for German helicopter contract

MTU Aero, Sikorsky to jointly bid for German helicopter contract

Germany’s leading engine manufacturer and U.S.-based helicop-ter manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company have jointly entered into an agree-ment for MTU to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engines for the German Air Force with new heavy lift helicopters to replace its aging CH-53G fleet of aircraft. Sikorsky, MTU Aero Engines and GE Aviation… Read more »

Source: MTU, 08-Mar-18

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Vector Aerospace certified by GE Aviation as Authorized Service Provider for T700

Vector Aerospace certified by GE Aviation as Authorized Service Provider for T700

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today its appointment by GE Aviation as an Authorized Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Provider for GE T700 Engines.  This approval extends Vector’s 18-year association with GE on the T700 family, which is supported from Vector’s Helicopter Services –… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

HeliOffshore partners with GE to deliver global Safety Data Management System

HeliOffshore partners with GE to deliver global Safety Data Management System

HeliOffshore and GE Aviation have signed an agreement to develop and implement digital solutions for a global safety data management system for the offshore helicopter industry.  The system will be deployed in phases beginning this year. This effort will bring together GE’s extensive data and analytics technology and expertise with HeliOffshore’s safety leadership to provide deeper… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 07-Mar-17

GE begins testing first full engine in FATE program

GE begins testing first full engine in FATE program

GE Aviation successfully began testing the first full engine in the Future Affordable Turbine Engine (FATE) program under a cooperative agreement between GE and the US Army.  The engine is designed to meet a series of aggressive goals including a 35% reduction in specific fuel consumption, 80% improvement in power-to-weight, 20% improvement in design life… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 07-Oct-16

GE wins deal worth up to $2 billion for engines for Taiwan, others

GE wins deal worth up to $2 billion for engines for Taiwan, others

General Electric Co has won a five-year contract valued at up to $2 billion to supply helicopter engines to the government of Taiwan and support a number of U.S. military services, the Defense Department said on Friday. See Full Story

Source: Business Insider, 11-May-15

US Army Selects GE for Engine Controls Technology Development

US Army Selects GE for Engine Controls Technology Development

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. RAEICS will assess innovative engine… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 07-Apr-15

CHC appoints new CEO

CHC appoints new CEO

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, announced that the board of directors has appointed Karl Fessenden chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors effective Feb. 9, replacing William Amelio, who will be leaving the company. Mr. Fessenden joins CHC from GE, where over his 20-year career at… Read more »

Source: CHC, 09-Feb-15

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GE Aviation to supply HUMS for AC313 fleet

GE Aviation to supply HUMS for AC313 fleet

GE Aviation has been selected by Guangzhou Hangxin Company/AVICopter to provide the Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) for their AC313 helicopter fleet in China. “GE will provide comprehensive on-board and ground support analysis capabilities for the aircraft build, certification and in-service requirements,” said Alan Caslavka, president of Avionics & Digital Systems for GE Aviation…. Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 09-Jan-15

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T64-GE-419 engines to power Bell V-280 Valor Demonstrator

T64-GE-419 engines to power Bell V-280 Valor Demonstrator

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today GE Aviation’s T64-GE-419 engine will power the Bell V-280 Valor demonstrator aircraft. The Bell V-280 Valor program has been selected to advance to build and fly an aircraft within the Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) initiative. JMR-TD is intended to reduce risk and inform… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Oct-14

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Barco joins with GE Aviation to develop future helicopter displays

Barco joins with GE Aviation to develop future helicopter displays

GE Aviation and Barco’s Defence & Aerospace division have signed an MOU for collaboration in the development of a new family of open system cockpit display products, targeted at display and avionic system applications for helicopters. “This collaboration builds upon our experience with Barco in this sector and our successful delivery of cockpit display systems… Read more »

Source: Barco, 16-Jul-14

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GE issues CH-53K engine test status update

GE issues CH-53K engine test status update

GE reports that four GE38 turboshaft engines in support of Sikorsky Aircraft’s CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program under development for the U.S. Marine Corps, continue to demonstrate maturity and durable operating capabilities during testing at GE’s Lynn, Massachusetts, facility as well as MTU’s Munich, Germany, facility. A fifth factory test engine will join the program later… Read more »

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GE Announces Industry’s First Proven Web-based HUMS utilizing Advanced Anomaly Detection technology

GE Announces Industry’s First Proven Web-based HUMS utilizing Advanced Anomaly Detection technology

GE Aviation recently announced the launch of the first proven web-based health and usage monitoring system utilizing GE Advanced Anomaly Detection (AAD) technology. The system is introduced with AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, on the AW139 to further enhance its global Customer Support Services. “This application of our Advanced Anomaly Detection technology brings about one of… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 23-Apr-10

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