September 29, 2006 - 8:06am

GE Aircraft Engines recognized Columbia Helicopters for achieving 1.2 million flight hours on CT58 engines with a presentation in the GE booth (No. 3801) yesterday. Columbia received an award at the 2002 Heli-Expo when it reached the million-hour total.

In service for more than 40 years, the civil CT58 and military T58 turboshaft engine family has accumulated more than 30 million engine flight hours.