Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.

Front page

GE Aviation provides advanced systems on today's Boeing 787 Dreamliner first flight

GE Aviation Systems is a key supplier on the 787 Dreamliner providing aircraft systems from take-off to touch-down, the common core system and the landing gear system, on today's historic first flight.

GE supplies the common core system, which serves as the aircraft's central nervous system, and the landing gear system. In addition, the GEnx-1B is the best-selling engine on the 787, with orders from more than 1,100 engines for 40 customers around the world.

"We are delighted to share this historic milestone with Boeing and provide the latest integrated systems technologies for the 787," said Lorraine Bolsinger, president and CEO, GE Aviation Systems. "We are pleased to be working with Boeing and to be a member of the 787 team."

GE's common core system (CCS) is the backbone of the Boeing 787's computers, networks and interfacing electronics and provides the primary computing environment for the Dreamliner. The remote data concentrators (RDC) are designed to consolidate inputs from the aircraft's systems and sensors and distribute it via the Rockwell Collins avionics full duplex switched Ethernet network. GE developed the common core system on the Wind River VxWorks 653 partitioned operating environment. The CCS is designed, manufactured and tested at GE's U.S. locations in Washington and Michigan and at its Cheltenham UK facility.

GE's integrated landing gear system controls the deployment and retraction of the aircraft landing gears, including the nose landing gear steering and the brake control and monitoring systems. In addition to the normal package of mechanical hardware, GE provides the flight deck interfaces and local control electronics. The program is supported by the Company's facilities in Washington State and in the UK.

Press release issued by GE Aviation Systems on December 15, 2009


 Contact details from our directory:
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Airframer
GE Aviation Systems Multiplexers, Air Data Computers, Onboard Computers, Stores Management Systems, Flight Recorders, Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, Health & Usage Monitoring, Flight Management Systems


 Related aircraft programs:
Boeing 787 Dreamliner


 Related directory sectors:
Indicators and Instruments
Flight and Data Management

Enhanced listings:

Reduce the time spent on current projects by using ESDU – engineering data and software that have been approved and endorsed by professional institutions.

General Plastics Manufacturing Co.
General Plastics has been supplying OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies with flame-retardant foam core materials and custom flexible foam molded parts for aircraft flight decks and interior cabins for over 50 years.

USA Borescopes
USA Borescopes is a global supplier of world class visual inspection equipment. We are the one stop source for aviation professionals.

Belden Universal
Specialty universal joints and drive shafts, designed to satisfy even the most rigorous operating criteria. Belden Universal is AS9100C certified.

Dexmet Corporation
Dexmet MicroGrid® an innovative product line that help improve the composite aircraft withstand the rigors of a lightning strike

See our advertising tariff.


Monthly page limit exceeded. Please buy a subscription.

© Copyright of Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2016. Terms & Conditions of reading.