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March 2007 edition

Obituaries

Brian H. Rowe

Jet engine pioneer Brian H. Rowe has died aged 75. He led GE Aviation from 1979 to 1993, serving as the division’s president and ceo, as well as corporate senior vp. Rowe’s autobiography, The Power To Fly: An Engineer’s Life (written with Marty Ducheny), was published in 2005.

While running GE Aviation, Rowe launched several new jet engines, including the CF34 for business and regional jets, the CF6-80C2, for widebody aircraft, the F110 fighter engine for the F-16, and the GE90.

He also played a key role in the development of CFM International, the 33-year-old joint company of GE and Snecma Moteurs of France. Rowe retired as chairman of GE Aviation in early 1995, a position he....

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