Last week, readers were most interested in GE Aviation’s recent announcement regarding a milestone for its ceramic matrix composite-based components (GE Aviation Asheville Facility Delivers 25,000th Ceramic Matrix Composite Component): “GE Aviation Asheville, producer of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components for commercial aviation applications, recently celebrated the delivery of its 25,000th CFM International LEAP engine turbine shroud. Just five years after breaking ground, CMC production at the site is reportedly thriving. Shroud production rates for the LEAP program have more than tripled each year since the site opened. Today, these Asheville-produced shrouds have surpassed more than 1.5 million flight hours on the 800+ LEAP engines in commercial airline service.
“‘It’s easy to see why GE Aviation is thriving here in Asheville,’ said Ryan Huth, GE Aviation Asheville CMC plant leader. ‘We have a terrific workforce culture that can adapt quickly to solve daily complex challenges. We also have a solid community relationship that supports growth in advanced manufacturing technology.’
“In addition, GE Aviation Asheville recently began delivering CMC components for the GE9X, the world’s largest commercial jet engine. With an 11-ft diameter, the GE9X can generate more than 100,000 lbs of thrust. By the end of 2018, GE Aviation Asheville will deliver five separate CMC parts for this engine, which is scheduled to enter service by the end of the decade on the Boeing 777X.”
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