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Czech This Out: Like the Wright Flyer, GE’s Turboprop Business Was Born in a Bike Shop

Tomas Kellner
November 17, 2015
GE unveiled a new advanced turboprop engine yesterday that produces 10 percent more power than its peers and burns 20 percent less fuel. Its design can extend time between overhauls by as much as 30 percent. Textron Aviation, the company behind such aircraft brands as Beechcraft, Cessna and Bell Helicopter, will use the engine to power a new plane that’s currently in development.

“The Biggest Win:” New Engine Set to Lift GE’s Turboprop Business to New Heights

November 16, 2015
Textron Aviation, the world’s largest maker of business propeller planes like Beechcraft Bonanza, Baron and King Air, said today it would use a brand new advanced turboprop engine developed by GE to power its latest single-engine turboprop plane. The engine burns 20 percent less fuel and produces 10 percent more power, compared to engines in its class.
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