At GE’s aviation testing facility in Peebles, Ohio, Marquese “Nonstop” Scott dances to Matthew Dear’s Drop Science track, which was recorded using thousands of audio emissions from GE machines. Watch the video here.
The oil embargo of 1973 forced government and businesses to innovate their way out of the crisis. For GE, that meant focusing on multi-layered high-tech called composites, and teaming up with NASA to develop an experimental, energy-efficient engine called the GE36. While the GE36 never became a commercial engine, GE continues to use carbon fiber composite blades for engines including the GE90 and the GEnx.
Happy National Aviation Day! The holiday, which falls on Orville Wright’s birthday, was established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and has really taken off since. So today, celebrate all things flying and view more aviation posts here.
The Red Arrows, the aerobatic display team of Britain’s Royal Air Force, during practice. To learn about the technology that helps power the celebrated squadron, visit GE Reports. Image credit: U.K. Ministry of Defense.