Making it First: How to Build a First Engine to Test (FETT)

GE Aviation is well known for being a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines and components, but where do we get our start? How is the very first engine in a product line assembled? "Building an engine for the first time like the GE9X FETT (first engine to test) requires teamwork across the business,” said Lionel Hamilton, program manager in Development Assembly at GE Aviation. Teams in Engineering, Sourcing and Supply Chain have been flexing their FETT muscles.

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