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On May, 2nd Lufthansa held a special celebration in Frankfurt, Germany, today with Boeing and GE to welcome the first 747-8 Intercontinental, powered by four GEnx-2B engines, to its fleet. Lufthansa is the launch customer for the passenger aircraft and has ordered a total of 20 747-8Is with options for an additional 20 aircraft. The first flight of the new aircraft from Frankfurt to Washington D.C. (Dulles International Airport) is scheduled for June 1.
“Our partners GE and Lufthansa helped us to build a great airplane with the most advanced wing and engines in service. This airplane will allow operators to carry more people and goods farther, faster, with much lower fuel burn and emissions,” said Elizabeth Lund, Boeing vice president and general manager of the 747-8 Program. ”Coupled with an all-new Dreamliner-inspired interior, this new airplane will set the standards for performance, environmental responsibility and passenger satisfaction for the 21st Century.”
“Today’s celebration at for the GEnx-powered Boeing 747-8I at Lufthansa is exciting news for our customer and is the culmination of six months of delivery milestones for the GEnx engine,” said Chuck Nugent, general manager of the GEnx Program. “The GEnx engine has performed extremely well since it entered service in October, and GE employees are proud to see their efforts to design, test and manufacture the GEnx engine celebrated with customers around the world.”
The first GEnx engine powering Boeing’s 747-8 Freighter was delivered to Cargolux in October. Today 60 GEnx-2B engines are powering 15 Boeing 747-8 freighters for six customers. In March, Japan Airlines received the first two GEnx-1B-powered Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which entered service last week on the first non-stop route from Asia to Boston.
To date, the GEnx engine has accumulated more than 68,000 flight hours and more than 13,000 cycles since it entered revenue service six month ago. The engine has experience no interruptions or unscheduled removals with a 99.9% reliability rate.
Based on proven GE90 architecture, the GEnx engine combines the latest technology like the low-emission twin-annular combustor with advanced material like the durable, light-weight composite fan case and fan blades. Compared to GE’s CF6 engine, the GEnx engine offers:
- Up to 15 percent better fuel efficiency, which translates to 15 percent less CO2,
- NOx gases emissions as much as 55 percent below today’s regulatory limits on and the emission of other regulated gases as much as 90 percent below today’s regulatory limits, and
- 30 percent lower noise levels.
The GEnx engine family is the fastest-selling engine in GE Aviation history with close to 1,300 engines on order. GE Aviation has been ramping up production of the GEnx engines over the last few years and plans to produce more than 160 GEnx engines this year and more than 200 GEnx engines in 2013.
Revenue-sharing participants on the GEnx are IHI Corporation of Japan, Avio SpA. of Italy, Volvo Aero of Sweden, MTU of Germany, TechSpace Aero of Belgium, Snecma (SAFRAN Group) of France and Samsung Techwin of Korea.
The GEnx is part of GE’s „ecomagination” product portfolio – GE’s business strategy to develop new, cost-effective technologies that enhance customers’ environmental and operating performance.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit us at www.ge.com/aviation. Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation.
We are pleased to inform that for the third time in a row, General Electric has been named second-best employer for engineers in Poland for 2011 in a country-wide survey conducted by BDI, the largest engineering database and consulting company in Poland.
„I am very happy to see GE being recognized as one of the best engineering employers for a number of years now.” said Magdalena Nizik, Engineering leader at GE Aviation’s Poland site. “I strongly believe that our international environment, vast development opportunities, access to newest technologies, and the company’s high ethical standards constitute a very attractive work place for engineers.”
The engineers who voted for GE highlighted the following reasons explaining why they enjoy working for the company:
• Company with the highest world class management standards,
• International environment, access to best technologies, job security,
• Opportunity to work on projects that shapes the future of flight,
• Great for women engineers, company obeys labor law, flexible work time,
• Competitive salary on Polish market.
Engineers have voted on more than 100 companies during 2011 survey.
More on the contest on www.firmadlainzyniera.pl
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Today EDC employs almost 1400 engineers based in Warsaw and is the biggest engineering center in the Central Europe. With increased amount of work coming towards Aviation section of EDC we are looking to hire mechanical engineers. We will be conducting EDC Aviation hiring Event at EDC office in Warsaw on 21 April 2012.
We are looking for people that are interested in participating in that event. If one is interested please send your cv in English via e-mail to email@example.com with referral number A/GA/EDCW as a subject.
Due to the dynamic growth of our company and a significant number of new projects, we are seeking for best engineering candidates for the Aviation department to work with the development of state-of-the-art technologies and design of aircraft engines and aircraft parts.
Currently we are looking for design engineers in following areas: structures, rotors, airfoils, drives and aircraft structures as well as service specialists to fill following Aviation positions:
- Design Engineer
- Lead Engineer (min 3 years of experience)
- Staff Engineer (min 7 years of experience)
Ref no: A/GA/EDCW
- Master’s/Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering or related fields – both graduates and experienced engineers are encouraged to take part in the recruitment process;
- Knowledge and understanding of modern engineering tools, including software for 3D solid modelling and Finite Element Methods (FEM) (UNIGRAPHICS, ANSYS or CATIA/Patran/Nastran, FLUENT, CFX) will be an advantage;
- Knowledge and understanding of modern technological processes (previous industry experience will be an advantage).
- Good command of both spoken and written English;
Scope of activities (depending on the position):
- Combustion chamber design – design, production support and service of combustion chambers for gas turbines, flow analyses in combustion chambers for gas turbines;
- Turbine and compressor design, production support and service – blades, vanes, shafts, discs, structures;
- Drive design, production support and service – gears, bearing systems, lubrication systems, sealing, shafts;
- Heat transfer – modelling and analyses of parts exposed to high temperatures using the finite element method;
- Computational Fluid Mechanics (CFD) including turbine’s casing, inlet and outlet;
- Managing the operation and service of aircraft engines – reliability monitoring and modelling, creating service procedures, developing repair technologies for parts;
- Design and analyses of airplane parts;
- Design and analyses of engine nacelle parts.
The company offers:
- Position in international environment with the possibility of professional skills development
- Wide scope of extra benefits for employees and their families, including private healthcare and extra life insurance;
- State-of-the-art tools;
- Friendly atmosphere;
- Interesting projects;
- Competitive salary