Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Forever Young: This Texas Plant Gives Middle-Aged Locomotives Extreme Makeovers

GE’s huge locomotive factory outside Fort Worth, Texas, feels like the rumpus room of a giant toddler fond of playing with trains. The place...

A Flight Of Fancy: Qantas Jet Flies Non-Stop From Australia To...

In the 1940s, it took a Qantas flight more than four days and seven stops to fly from Australia to London. A Qantas jet...

Mad Props: This Digital Tech Makes Flying A Turboprop As Simple...

When Audrey Hepburn went careening with Gregory Peck on a scooter through the cobbled streets of Rome in “Roman Holiday,” the Vespa she drove...

Flying High: How Leasing Fueled The Takeoff Of The Airline Industry

Back in 1967, Allegheny Airlines was a small business with a big idea — connect dozens of American cities with regular flights.But to do...

Engine Czech: This University Partnership Is Set To Propel Turboprop Engineering...

GE has spent the last 100 years building GE Aviation into a leading force in the aerospace industry. Since it was founded in 1918, the...

How One Little Engine Launched A Career That Spanned The Jet...

Dave Seiwert was fresh out of high school in 1956 when he got the opportunity of a lifetime. In his parents’ garage, the 18-year-old...

Fired Up: GE Successfully Tested Its Advanced Turboprop Engine With 3D-Printed...

Stephen Erickson was just 13 years old when he fell in love with planes — inside a Boston movie theater. He was watching aircraft...

After Epic Road Trip, This 241-Foot Wind Turbine Blade Is Ready...

In October, employees at LM Wind Power’s wind turbine blade factory in Castellón, Spain, briefly left their posts to send off their biggest achievement...

Chasing History: After 45 Years In Aviation, Pat Bergin Has Some...

In the winter of 1994, Pat Bergin traveled from Almaty in Kazakhstan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in Central Asia to meet with a former Soviet...