Happy #Holidays from the team at #GE! This year #GELighting celebrated 50 years of lighting the National #Christmas Tree in #Washington, D.C. This is the fourth consecutive year that the tree will be entirely lit with #LEDs, including 450 #LED 100-light string sets, 120 LED star-shaped ornaments, and an heirloom star-shaped topper updated with Tetra®MAX LEDs!
#GE #Healthcare’s MR Caring Suite on display at #RSNA, featuring the Extremity Optima 430s MR in a calming setting designed to help improve the patient experience during #medical scans. #RSNA12 #technology
In October of 1942, the Bell XP-59A Airacomet took flight, powered by two #GE I-A #jet #engines - the first jet engines made in the U.S. The I-A was developed in secret by a team of GE engineers, nicknamed “The Hush-Hush Boys.” In September of 1941, the team received a large package from England, containing one of the world’s first jet engines developed by British Royal Air Force officer Sir Frank Whittle. Because of GE’s extensive experience with turbo superchargers and steam turbines, the U.S. Air Force picked GE to improve on Whittle’s design. And so, the Hush-Hush Boys launched the jet age in America. Get this - to conceal the jet engine power source, the Bell XP-59A was outfitted with a wooden propeller during ground transportation. (Image source: #USAF) #aviation #avgeek #engine #technology #history