13 March 2008

Sean O'Keefe to head GE Aviation's Washington D.C. operations

Effective June 2, Sean O’Keefe will head GE Aviation’s Washington D.C. operations, replacing Dr. Thomas Cooper, who is retiring after serving in the role with distinction for 21 years. Over the past 30 years, O’Keefe has held key U.S. Government positions in Washington, including NASA Administrator (2001-2005), Deputy Director and Deputy Assistant to the President

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GE's GEnx-2B engine achieves 70,000 Lbs. takeoff thrust in first test

The GEnx-2B engine that will power the new Boeing 747-8 airplane demonstrated 70,950 lbs. of takeoff thrust during ground testing on March 12th, at GE’s outdoor testing facility in Peebles, Ohio. Ground testing on the GEnx engine began with idle runs on February 29 and reached 70,950 lbs. of standard day sea-level takeoff thrust on

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Spirit AeroSystems designs and manufactures wing for new G650

Spirit AeroSystems announced Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation as the customer for one of its previously awarded business jet contracts. Spirit’s contract to design, produce, and integrate a flight-ready wing for the Gulfstream G650 Business Jet is worth in excess of $1 billion. Spirit won the contract through a global competitive bid process. The company will utilize

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Goodrich to provide advanced systems and components for new Gulfstream

Goodrich’s Landing Gear team will provide the main and nose landing gear, Goodrich Interiors will supply the jet’s flight deck observer seats and the Goodrich Engine Control Systems team will provide the Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system, comprising an electronic engine control, fuel metering unit, fuel pump and engine actuation for the Rolls-Royce

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