NEWS GE successfully tests World’s first rotating Ceramic Matrix Composite Material for Sixth-Gen Combat Engine

GE Aviation successfully tested the world’s first non-static set of light-weight, ceramic matrix composite (CMC) parts by running rotating low-pressure turbine blades in a F414 turbofan demonstrator engine designed to further validate the heat-resistant material for high-stress operation in GE’s next-generation Adaptive Engine Technology Demonstrator (AETD) program currently in development with the United States Air…

NEWS Bombardier Inc CEO Pierre Beaudoin steps down as plane maker takes $1.4 billion charge on Learjet

Bombardier Inc named a former United Technologies Corp executive as CEO, and reported a quarterly loss due to a $1.4 billion charge related to its decision to suspend its Learjet 85 business aircraft program. The Canadian plane and train manufacturer said Alain Bellemare would replace Pierre Beaudoin, who is stepping down as president and chief…