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Engines amid Covid-19: green time for less green?

On numerous occasions last year, freighter redeliveries were delayed and test flights for new programs awaiting certifications were postponed. The culprit? The engines. Feedstock deemed suitable for conversion isn’t always equipped with engines that fit the needs of the cargo market, and the assets often trade separately. “Even weeks after converting the aircraft to freighter […]

GE sees long recovery ahead after progress on costs, cash

General Electric Co. predicted slow gains in operations this year and next after the coronavirus pandemic battered results in the second quarter. The jet-engine division has tracked “early signs of improvement” in flight departures on the path to a lengthy recovery, GE said in a presentation as it reported results. The company burned through $2.1 billion in […]

Qatar Airways and GE launch foam wash engine cleaning pilot

Last week, Doha-based Qatar Airways announced it was partnering with GE to launch a three-year trial program to evaluate the engine manufacturer’s new foam cleaning system, ‘GE 360 Foam Wash.’ Qatar, the first airline licensed to use the product, will replace the traditional water-based washing process with the foam system when cleaning the GEnx-1B engines […]

CFS 2019: Reducing the cost of engine ownership

SAN DIEGO – As more next-generation narrowbody aircraft become suitable for conversion into freighter configuration, lessors and operators are increasingly hoping to lower the costs associated with owning engines that power these airframes. During Cargo Facts Symposium’s first ever panel dedicated to engine issues with regard to narrowbody conversions, Aileen Barton, marketing manager of GE […]

Will the lights go out at Ex-Im?

The US Export-Import Bank is now officially in limbo. For much of the last week, the attention of most news media in the US has been on landmark Supreme Court decisions on the contentious subjects of the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage. But while the spotlight was on the Supreme Court, the US Congress […]

GE’s Big Bet in Goliath Engines

In 1990, Brian Rowe bet $2 billion on a revolutionary jet engine design that would go on to influence three decades of propulsion. The GE90’s concept, architecture and technologies allowed for extraordinary gains in the aviation industry, culminating in the new GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X.
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