Turboprop Engines

From time immemorial, people have looked up at the open skies and dreamt of a better way forward. Human ingenuity, freed from the bounds of mediocrity has propelled us forward.

In 2008, GE entered the general aviation turboprop market as air-framers and operators lamented the lack of innovation in turboprop engines. While the opportunity for impact was immense, GE understood that it had to earn its way in this unique market. Innovation and progress would be GE's calling card.

Engines on a mission

Aerial application

GE Aviation’s first turboprop application nearly 10 years ago was for aerial application exclusively on Thrush Aircraft’s 510G. In this high-performing, rigorous industry, GE’s H80 engine proved itself and gained a following among operators who wanted something less – less fuel, less maintenance, lower costs, and lower temperatures. Now with GE’s electronic engine and propeller control available in 2018, pilots will enjoy less work in the cockpit. Who doesn’t enjoy an easier day at the office?

Utility

GE’s H-Series engines are optimized for utility missions. From skydiving to medical support and cargo transport, the engine thrives in rugged conditions that require mission readiness, short takeoffs, weight variability, and safe operation. Its standard configuration allows a seamless, low-investment integration into a variety of airframe types. GE’s engines provide companies the peace of mind to focus on their mission and their business, not their engines.

Corporate and private

GE Aviation continuously advances turboprop propulsion technology to differentiate aircraft and improve customer experience. To no one does the premium flying experience matter more than business executives and owner-operators whose time, comfort, and safety are paramount. From a pilot’s reduced workload in the cockpit to reduced engine noise in the cabin and industry-leading predictive engine analytics, the customer experience is only enhanced by the technology that GE provides.

Airline and charter

GE’s reliability and infused technology mean airlines and charter operators can fly on time and avoid maintenance that may otherwise take their engines out of service. H-Series engines have no fuel nozzles and no hot section inspections, easing the burden of additional maintenance. These engines were made to fly in remote, harsh environments such as Siberia and Nepal, where access to full-service maintenance facilities and fuel stations are limited. Airframers, passengers, and crew fly with confidence, knowing the aircraft can maneuver into and out of these destinations efficiently and safely.

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A versatile family of engines

H75, H80, H85

GE has incorporated sophisticated technologies into the H-Series to advance a legacy of reliable power for turboprop aircraft. These technologies offer a range of horsepower, improve engine fuel efficiency, and provide increased temperature margin, significantly enhancing hot-day takeoff performance and high-altitude cruise speeds. When combined with capabilities that reduce pilot workload and indicate maintenance needs, the engine offers an improved customer experience versus other engines in its class.

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EEPC-enabled engine

A first in turboprops in 2018, GE Aviation offers enhanced electronic engine and propeller control (EEPC) on its H-Series engines. Initially found on Thrush Aircraft’s 510G and Nextant’s G90XT, the EEPC-enabled engine provides pilots a simplified flying experience by utilizing single-lever power controls that integrate propeller and engine operation. Over-temps, over-torques, and over-speeds are eliminated, and the system allows pilots to keep their eyes above the cockpit. Turboprop operation has never been simpler.

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Aerobatic engine

When the aerobatic H-Series engine is certified, it will be the first electronic and engine propeller controlled (EEPC) aerobatic engine in its class. The engine is purpose-built for aerobatic maneuvers, including inversions, vertical flight, knife flight, and zero gravity flight. This high-performing engine enhances the versatile performance of the traditional H-Series to include simplified flight enabled by EEPC and extended maneuver duration. The engine is well-suited for training, military operations, and acrobatic feats.

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GE Catalyst

GE’s newest and most advanced turboprop engine, the Advanced Turboprop, combines proven and pioneering technologies to improve the customer experience. Its performance and reliability are founded on decades of expertise and millions of flight hours in GE’s engine families. This engine offers unprecedented ease of use and insights into health and maintenance so that pilots will enjoy flying the aircraft, not the engine.

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