GE Aircraft Engines Launches Education Site To Teach Jet Engine Basics
EVENDALE, Ohio - GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE) has launched an interactive Web site that teaches the basics of jet engines. It is accessible through the company site at: http://www.geae.com.
"This is a fantastic way for the public to learn what we are all about," said Dave Calhoun, president and CEO of GEAE. The site, with video and text overviews, features segments including:
How Jet Engines Work
From Jet Propulsion 101 to operating the throttle of a jet engine, this section takes you behind the scenes at GE. An interactive simulator shows what happens to an engine during takeoff and landing. Whether you want more on Newton's Third Law of Motion or how fast an engine can power an aircraft, the answers are here.
Passenger safety and engine reliability are at GE's forefront. Learn about the intensive rigors every engine must undergo, working closely with regulatory agencies. The section includes test video from GE's outdoor testing facility near Peebles, Ohio.
GE engines are not only incredibly reliable, but also environmentally friendly. Learn about GE's innovative environmental initiatives, and how airlines will benefit tomorrow from research underway today.
Take a trip through GE's aviation history, beginning with the first GE turbosupercharger, leading up to reusable rocket boosters being studied for the future.
A major goal of this Web site is to help science and engineering teachers create course materials. As part of GE's commitment to education, the site will continue to expand with worksheets and other education materials for classroom use.
GE Aircraft Engines, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is the world's leading manufacturer of jet engines for civil and military aircraft, including engines produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company of Snecma of France and GE. GEAE also manufactures gas turbines, derived from its highly successful jet engine programs, for marine and industrial applications. In addition, GEAE provides comprehensive maintenance support, through its GE Engine Services operation, for GE and non-GE jet engines in service throughout the world. Visit GEAE online at http://www.geae.com.