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CFM LEAP expected to hit breakeven by 2025

GE Aviation and Safran expect the LEAP turbofan engine to reach breakeven margins in 2025. There will be a three-percent margin impact this year and in 2023 as the production transits from the CFM56 to the LEAP, but the numbers are looking good beyond 2023. CFM LEAP...

GE’s Affinity: A new Supersonic Engine for Business Aviation

The aviation industry hasn’t seen commercial supersonic transportation since the Concorde, that entered service in the 1970s. One of the major factors in that equation is the lack of a fuel-efficient and reliable engine to support supersonic flight. GE just introduced...

TREMORS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN: A precursor of “the big one?”

The performance of the aviation supply chain has not been as robust as it should be in 2018, with airplanes on the ground with no engines in Toulouse, Renton, and even Charleston being the symptoms of some deeper issues.  Those deeper issues impact the industry’s...

GE Aviation Briefing at NBAA 2018

Brad Mottier of GE Aviation briefed the media on the Catalyst Turboprop, Passport business jet engine, and announced the Affinity engine program for supersonic aircraft at NBAA 2018.  A video of that briefing follows: https://youtu.be/PBefm2uJMlo