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F-35 to Receive Next-Generation Avionics and Power Systems from GE Aerospace

GE Aerospace has agreed to provide avionics and power systems to the F-35, as announced by the company on April 19 in an agreement with Lockheed Martin.

According to Chris Newman, F-35 senior programme manager at GE Aerospace, ensuring the aircraft’s reliability and mission readiness is a top priority.

The recently signed four-year agreement includes responsibility for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the F-35 aircraft, with repair and maintenance services provided by GE Aerospace at various locations across the US and the UK. GE Aerospace has long supported the F-35 program, offering a range of critical systems such as electrical power management, standby flight display, remote input output, aircraft memory, fuselage remote interface and missile remote interface, as well as engine distress monitoring and ingested debris monitoring.

During the fourth quarter of the company’s financial announcements, GE chairman and CEO H Lawrence Culp emphasized the significance of GE Aerospace as a premier franchise, with highly differentiated products and technology portfolios and leading positions in attractive commercial and military sectors.

GE Aerospace also reported a robust quarter with a significant increase in orders and revenue growth, experiencing organic growth of more than 20% in both orders and revenue, including growth in commercial and military sectors. However, the US Department of Defense recently rejected the GE Aerospace XA100 adaptive engine being considered for the F-35.

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