General Electric Company finishes a successful engine test with sustainable fuel

General Electric Company

The Aviation arm of the General Electric Company (GE) announced that it had successfully completed a long -range of passport -reaching grounds with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

New jet engines have the potential to stimulate Ge Aviation’s income

According to GE, the Thrust class turbofan was tested over several days in March for the installation of ge-aviation peeble test operations in the southeast of Ohio to determine the performance of the engine while using fuel 100% sustainable. Currently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) caps SAF mixtures – which are mixed with conventional aviation fuel, at 50%.

Favorable test results

The test used a SAF type called Hefa-SPK, a durable fuel made from cooking oil, waste fat and fat. GE, which has a market share of 14% in the world industry of commercial aircraft engines, said that the preliminary tests were favorable, the passport engine operating comparable to that carried out on aviation fuel at oil base.

Reduction of carbon emissions

Ge Aviation’s passport test program, said Melvyn, said the engine would help its customers reduce their carbon footprint. “As our tests shows, the Passport engine, like all GE engines, can work on a sustainable aviation fuel approved today and in the future. Our customers can be convinced that the Passport engine can help reach their Sustainable objectives to reduce CO2 emissions in flight, thanks to the more economical passport technologies in relation to business reaction engines of the previous generation and the ability to operate on low carbon fuels ” -he said.

Impact for Investors

GE Aviation’s successful test of its Passport engine with sustainable fuel highlights the conglomerate’s commitment to innovation and providing sustainable solutions for its customers. Although GE’s Aviation segment faced considerable headwinds during the pandemic, it still made up the lion’s share of the company’s total revenue in 2021. Moreover, GE expects the aviation business to deliver revenue growth of over 20% this year. GE jet turbines that operate on 100% sustainable fuel have the potential to increase sales even further as airlines look to improve operational efficiency and lower their carbon emissions.

GE shares have tumbled -29% over the past 12 months compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), which fell by -6% over the same period. The 130-year-old conglomerate plansspin off its non-aviation businesses over the next two to three years as it undergoes a major restructure to turn its fortunes around.