General Electric will begin full engine trials of an advanced core early this year to demonstrate technologies that could be used to boost the durability or power of the Super Hornet's F414 engine. While the Navy has no immediate need for increased power, GE estimates the option for durability improvements could save the government hundreds of millions of dollars over the life of the F414/Super Hornet program. To help achieve those benefits, GE is assembling an advanced six-stage ...


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