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The GE Brief — January 23, 2020

Ge Reports Staff
January 23, 2020
A century of aviation innovation is bound to escape the airfield and seep into other industries. That’s certainly the case with the TM2500, a gas turbine based on GE’s CF6 jet engine, which serves on many Boeing 747 jets and other planes. In commercial use since 2000, the TM2500 is essentially a power plant on wheels. It’s about the size of a train car and can be deployed in disaster zones and other areas were power is needed quickly. How quickly? Recently a team in Hungary demonstrated that it’s possible to break down, transport, rebuild and power up a TM2500 plant in less than 48 hours. That’s less time than it takes to make cassoulet!