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NASA Selects GE Aviation and MagniX for Electrified Aircraft Propulsion Development Program

NASA Awards Funding to GE Aviation and MagniX for the Development of Electric Propulsion

GE Aviation and MagniX are the two U.S. companies awarded a combined $253 million from NASA for the development of electric aircraft propulsion (EAP) technologies for aircraft. The technology developed through this funding intends to reach consumers by 2035 and has the potential to be a major contributor to the industry-wide commitment of a net-zero emissions goal by 2050.  With a combined value of $253.4 million, NASA’s funding was split between the two companies. GE Aviation received the majority of…

Bombardier Announces Challenger 350 Revamp

Bombardier introduced their super mid-size Challenger 3500 aircraft at their production facility in Montreal on Tuesday morning. The aircraft is a revamp of their already-existing Challenger 350 aircraft, originally introduced in 2014. While maintaining many of the 350’s features relating to performance, reliability and comfortability of ride, the manufacturer looks…

Etihad Partners With GE Aviation on Engine Cleaning System

Etihad has announced today that it has partnered with GE Aviation to launch the 360 Foam Wash to optimize engine performance on its Boeing 777 and 787 fleets. The airline is the first to receive a technical license for the 360 Foam Wash for use on its GE90 engines, which…

FAA Certifies the GE9X Powerplant

On Monday, GE Aviation announced the Federal Aviation Administration has certified its new GE9X engine, built specifically for Boeing’s new 777X aircraft. Although the company hit some snags along the way, the certification is a huge step forward in developing the massive jet, which is expected to enter service in…