Wednesday, 5 October 2016

GE and US Army began testing first full Future Affordable Turbine Engine

GE Aviation successfully began testing the first full engine in the Future Affordable Turbine Engine (FATE) program under a cooperative agreement between GE and the US Army. The engine is designed to meet a series of aggressive goals including a 35% reduction in specific fuel consumption, 80% improvement in power-to-weight, 20% improvement in design life and 45% reduction in production and maintenance costs relative to currently fielded engines. 
A rendering of GE Aviation's engine being tested by the US Army for the FATE program
(Credit: GE Aviation)
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