Turboshafts seem to last for generations, as many engine mechanics who have tended to just a handful of major types throughout their entire career can attest. Small wonder then that opportunities for new engine launches come along once in a blue Moon, particularly in the rarified world of heavy-lift helicopters. Yet just such a blue Moon is rising for General Electric, which is in the midst of testing the GE38, the most powerful turboshaft developed in North America since the 1950s, and ...


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