The folks at GE designed a new method to assess the airworthiness of aircraft engines: robot AMTs.
A flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou was delayed over 5 hours after an elderly passenger threw a handful of coins at one of its engines for luck.
Prognos for Aircraft, a performance monitoring and alert solution, and Prognos for Engine, a dedicated failure prediction system, are both already in use.
The work of an AMT does not receive adequate praise. The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award should not just be an honor within the aviation industry, but should attract the attention of the general press!
During an accident investigation, ATC records showed an A-380 was nearby when a Challenger 604 lost control. The preliminary recommendation was that ATC needs to provide lateral separation between the A-380 and smaller aircraft.
The design of GE’s recently completed $60-$70 million utility plant is intended to look like one of its jet engines. Frank Lloyd Wright would have smiled about the powerplant’s powerplant shape.
Bet on 2020 and commercial flight through space in its early test stages.
This major advance in technology should impact or influence ICAO in the pursuit of a greener aviation industry.