Funes, Argentina-based Alagro Fumigaciones has been named a GE Aviation-authorized service center for the M601 and H80 turboprop engines. As part of the agreement, Alagro Fumigaciones will offer line maintenance, removal and re-installation of engines and LRUs, and engine spares for the M601 and H80 engine series. GE Aviation will provide Alagro with material support and training.
Protectionists have sounded the familiar alarms over GE's joint venture with China's Avic, formalized during January's state visit to Washington by Chinese president Hu Jintao. The venture, an equal partnership between GE Aviation and Avic, will involve the development and marketing of integrated, open-architecture aviation electronic systems to the global commercial aerospace industry for new aircraft programs, according to GE.
Smyrna Air Center has authorized Stevens Aviation to participate in the Power 90 upgrade program. Under the terms of the agreement Stevens Aviation is authorized to install the GE M601 engine on 90-series King Airs. Smyrna Air Center holds the rights to the Power 90 conversion STC.
Officials with GE Aviation announced the launch of the TechX engine at NBAA on Monday, but weren't about to go into detail until Bombardier made its formal announcement of the Global 7000 and 8000.
A technical briefing Tuesday gave more insight into what we can expect from the engine when it receives certification in 2016.
Among turbofan manufacturers, Williams International remains tops with AIN readers for the support it provides to operators. Rolls-Royce, combined into one listing this year for the first time instead of being separated into R-R and R-R Deutschland, takes second place and, by barely a gnat’s whisker, bumps Pratt & Whitney Canada to third place.
Pratt & Whitney and General Electric have bought their high-stakes battle over the provision of an alternative engine for the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Farnborough.
China’s Comac has chosen the joint venture between GE Aviation Systems and Avic Systems to provide the avionics core processing system, display system and on-board maintenance system for its new C919 airliner. The Avic-GE team also will support Comac’s integrating the open-architecture avionics suite for the narrowbody.
GE Aviation delivered the 5,000th CF34 turbofan engine. According to the engine manufacturer, the CF34 has achieved a dispatch reliability rate of 99.95 percent over more than 50 million flight hours. The next-generation CF34, which will include GE’s eCore technologies, is in development and could enter service by 2015.
GE Aviation received an award from the FAA as part of the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (Cleen) program–a joint government-industry initiative to accelerate the development and maturation of aircraft and engine technologies that cut noise, emissions and fuel burn. Under the program, GE and the FAA will share an investment of up to $66 million over a five-year period.
GE Aviation has named Cascade Aircraft Conversions an authorized service center (ASC) for its M601 and H80 engines. “With three recently announced authorized service center agreements, GE Aviation has greatly expanded its service offerings in North America,” Tom Hoferer, operations leader for GE Aviation’s Business and General Aviation Turboprops, told AIN.