Qantas Selects GEnx Engines to Power Its New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
EVENDALE, OH -- Qantas chose the GEnx-1B engine to power its recently ordered eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. This engine order is valued at more than $400 million (USD) list price. Deliveries will begin in 2017.
GE LM2500 Gas Turbines to Power United States Navy’s DDG 121 and 122 Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers
GE Marine reports that it will provide eight LM2500 marine gas turbines to power the United States Navy’s DDG 121 and DDG 122 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. GE also received a five-year extension on its requirements contract for the DDG 51 program.
Found: This Old GE Comic Book Tells the Whole Incredible Story of the Birth of the Jet Age
GE didn’t invent the jet engine, but it built the first one in America during World War II. It was no accident. The company had been making turbines for power plants and superchargers for propeller planes for decades. Without all that knowledge, the jet age would’ve taken longer to lift off.
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