Archive for 2011
During its initial ground tests, a GE90 engine achieved unprecedented power for a jet engine, reaching 122,965 pounds of thrust.
The Guinness Book record-setting thrust level was established in November 2001 during tests of a GE90-115B development engine at GE’s outdoor test complex near Peebles, Ohio.
In late 2002, the GE90-115B broke its original record by reaching 127,900 pounds of thrust during final certification testing. The new record shatters the previous mark and represents outstanding design margin and engine capability.
The GE90-115B, the world’s most powerful turbofan engine, is the exclusive powerplant for Boeing’s longer-range 777-300ER and -200LR twinjets.
The new record was set while completing a required U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 150-hour block test. During this intensive test, the engine ran for approximately 60 hours at triple red-line conditions (maximum fan speed, maximum core speed and maximum exhaust gas temperature) to evaluate the engine at its operational limits. The test is designed to demonstrate the engine’s capability beyond the most extreme operating conditions.
In April 2004, the GE90-115B entered into service powering Boeing’s 777-300ER.
The 3rd night at Warsaw Institute of Aviation. A lot of things to do - a lot of people. See the gallery and video:
Video from event: (to see the video please click this link)
On Wednesday 12th October EDC hosted a visit from Bank BPH belonging to the GE Capital group. The group comprised of bank employees chosen through their Supernova programme promoting and supporting innovative actions within the organization.
The guests had a chance to visit three laboratories located on EDC’s premises – the Oil & Gas Drilling & Production Requisition Lab, The Failure Analysis lab and the Repair Technology Lab. They were very curious and had many questions but as it usually happens – the highlight of this point of the agenda was wearing helmets.
Further on the guests saw a pitch on EDC’s history and the scope of our actions presented by Magdalena Nizik, the site leader, and managers from each of our businesses. That was followed by a discussion panel focusing mainly on innovation and how it is embedded in everyday running of the engineering centre.
The visit was wrapped up by a tour of aviation engines and planes located in various corners of EDC.
We hope the visit to be the first in a longer series of best practice sharing sessions. It is vital to realize that inspiration can be drawn not only from within one’s own field of actions but also cross-business.
Please be invited to the third Night at the Warsaw Institute of Aviation!
If you want to see the Black Hawk, touch a jet engine, learn how the black box works, meet pilots and flight attendants, watch aviation-related films – come to the Warsaw Institute of Aviation on Friday, 21st October between 17.00 and 23.00.
More info available here (in Polish).