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Best Pictures of 2015: The GE Edition

Every year, GE sends photographers, filmmakers and other visual artists around the world to document its technology in action. 2015 was no different. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet traveled to the high plains of Colorado to document how GE was testing its most advanced locomotive, pilot and photographer Adam Senatori visited three airshows on as many continents to get close to the latest planes powered by GE jet engines, and Chris New climbed to the top of an experimental wind turbine in the Mojave desert. Take a look at what they brought back and other great images from the past year.

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A LEAP jet engine in a testing cell at GE Aviation’s test facility in Peebles, Ohio. Image credit: Chris New

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GE Aviation’s flying test best with a new Passport engine on wing is cruising over Sierra Nevada. Image credit: Wolf Air Vectorvision/GE Aviation

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One of the strangest structures at the Peebles test site is a  honeycombed orb spanning 32 feet in diameter. Up close, the mysterious sphere appears like a translucent alien beehive. Holes in its surface control the flow of air inside a jet engine during testing. Image credit: Chris New

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The sphere is made from an array of 300 flat aluminum honeycombs and perforated stainless steel plate panels of varying sizes. It weighs 30,000 pounds. Image credit: Chris New

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The Experimental Aircraft Association’s air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is know for its nighttime aerobatics display (Also top image). Image credit: Adam Senatori

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Mornings at the Dubai air show are all about business. Image credit: Adam Senatori

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Afternoons in Dubai belong to flyovers. Image credit: Adam Senatori

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Visitors in had their hands full. Image credit: Adam Senatori

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GE’s latest wind turbine prototype rises 450 feet from base to blade tips in the Mojave desert. Image credit: Chris New

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The turbine has a large spinning silver aluminum dome bolted to its rotor that can make it more efficient. Image credit: Chris New

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GE’s Evolution Series Tier 4 locomotive during a test run in Pueblo, Colorado. Image credit: Vincent Laforet

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Laforet was taking his photographs from a helicopter. He got so close that its rotor blew tumbleweeds in front of the locomotive. Image credit: Vincent Laforet

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Inside GE’s new gas turbine test facility in Greenville, South Carolina. The hot air blowing out of GE latest 9HA and 7HA turbines could fill the Goodyear blimp in 10 seconds. Image credit: Chris New

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The compressor of a gas turbine in Greenville. Image credit: Chris New

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This fall in Paris, Louis Vuitton’s creative director, the French designer Nicolas Ghesquière, used fabrics printed with images of jet engines made by GE and its joint-venture partners for his women’s ready-to-wear collection titled “Strange Days.” Image courtesy of Louis Vuitton

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GE Healthcare’s Revolution CT scanner can take incredibly detailed images of insides of the body. Image credit: GE Healthcare

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Best Pictures Of 2015: The GE Edition

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This article originally appeared in GE Reports. 

Every year, GE sends photographers, filmmakers and other visual artists around the world to document its technology in action. 2015 was no different. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet traveled to the high plains of Colorado to document how GE was testing its most advanced locomotive, pilot and photographer Adam Senatori visited three airshows on as many continents to get close to the latest planes powered by GE jet engines, and Chris New climbed to the top of an experimental wind turbine in the Mojave desert. Take a look at what they brought back and other great images from the past year.

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A LEAP jet engine in a testing cell at GE Aviation’s test facility in Peebles, Ohio. Image credit: Chris New


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GE Aviation’s flying test best with a new Passport engine on wing is cruising over Sierra Nevada. Image credit: Wolf Air Vectorvision/GE Aviation


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One of the strangest structures at the Peebles test site is a  honeycombed orb spanning 32 feet in diameter. Up close, the mysterious sphere appears like a translucent alien beehive attached to the front of a jet engine. Holes in its surface control the flow of air during testing. Image credit: Chris New


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The sphere is made from an array of 300 flat aluminum honeycombs and perforated stainless steel plate panels of varying sizes, and weighs 30,000 pounds. Image credit: Chris New


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The Experimental Aircraft Association’s air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is know for its nighttime aerobatics display (Also top image). Image credit: Adam Senatori


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Mornings at the Dubai air show are all about business. Image credit: Adam Senatori


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Afternoons in Dubai belong to flyovers. Image credit: Adam Senatori


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Visitors in had their hands full in Dubai. Image credit: Adam Senatori


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GE’s latest wind turbine prototype rises 450 feet from base to blade tips in the Mojave desert. Image credit: Chris New


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The turbine has a large spinning silver aluminum dome bolted to its rotor that can make it more efficient. Image credit: Chris New


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GE’s Evolution Series Tier 4 locomotive during a test run in Pueblo, Colorado. Image credit: Vincent Laforet


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Laforet was taking his photographs from a helicopter. He got so close that its rotor blew tumbleweeds in front of the locomotive. Image credit: Vincent Laforet 


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Inside GE’s new gas turbine test facility in Greenville, South Carolina. The air coming out of the turbines could fill the Goodyear blimp in 10 seconds. Image credit: Chris New


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The compressor of a gas turbine in Greenville. Image credit: Chris New


This fall in Paris, Louis Vuitton’s creative director, the French designer Nicolas Ghesquière, used fabrics bearing images of jet engines made by GE and its joint-venture partners for his women’s ready-to-wear collection titled “Strange Days.” Image courtesy of Louis Vuitton


GE Healthcare’s Revolution CT scanner can take incredible images of the body. Image credit: GE Healthcare

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