GE Aviation appoints new leader at Ark City plant

| June 16, 2016

GE Aviation appoints new leader at Ark City plant
GE Aviation has appointed an Army veteran to lead its plant at Strother Field in Arkansas City.Tim McQueen replaces Jorge Perez, who was promoted to supply chain growth playbook leader at GE Aviation.McQueen has been with GE Aviation since 2004, starting as an assembly and test technician on the GE90 jet engine, which is used on the Boeing 777.

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China is actively producing its newest Shaanxi KJ-500 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C aircraft) for the People’s Liberation Army Navy and Air Force.The KJ-500 has a fixed dorsal rotodome containing three radar arrays each containing active electronically scanned array or AESA radars arranged in a triangular configuration. This allows them to give full 360° coverage. The new radar design is different to those used in the earlier Shaanxi KJ-200 AEW&C aircraft. According to Chinese sources, it has the range of up to 470km and can track up to 100 targets.


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China is actively producing its newest Shaanxi KJ-500 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C aircraft) for the People’s Liberation Army Navy and Air Force.The KJ-500 has a fixed dorsal rotodome containing three radar arrays each containing active electronically scanned array or AESA radars arranged in a triangular configuration. This allows them to give full 360° coverage. The new radar design is different to those used in the earlier Shaanxi KJ-200 AEW&C aircraft. According to Chinese sources, it has the range of up to 470km and can track up to 100 targets.

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