Driving system improvements focused on security, optimization, and sustainability for military and commercial customers.

Focused on secure, total system optimization, GE continues to develop innovative and environmentally responsible avionics solutions for military and commercial customers.

With extensive experience and expertise on commercial and business jets, helicopters, military and UAVs, we are focused on providing through-life support to fit our customers' needs to maximize the efficiency of their aircraft and crew, while being built upon standards-based open architecture.

Digital Backbone

GE Aerospace’s Digital Backbone provides an affordable and adaptable avionics system architecture that meets the needs of next-generation aircraft platforms. This digitally engineered system lowers development lifecycle costs and allows for reuse. It features:

Flexible nodal exchange points

  • Enables rapid platform upgrades and reconfiguration
  • Optimal and scalable size, weight, and power
  • Standards-based data interchanges for rapid system upgrades

Deterministic network switching

  • Flexible high-speed networking with options for Ethernet and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN)
  • Adaptable security and bandwidth capabilities

Full end-to-end development toolset

  • Flexible integration independent of the OEM
  • Compliant with Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA)
  • Derived from fielded commercial solutions
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Flight management systems

Designed for accuracy, connectivity, and to optimize flight paths, GE’s flight management systems consistently reduce time, fuel consumption, and emissions.

  • Modular hardware and software architecture guaranteed to last the life of military and commercial aircraft
  • Pilot-backed support understands your operation, providing assistance, guidance, and problem resolution
  • Longest established navigation database service
  • Proven track record of delivering accurate data on time
  • FMS cloud app provides cost effective training

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Data transfer systems

Providing customers with secure, high-speed, high-capacity data transfer systems and file servers that can be tailored to the most demanding data/audio/video applications. Our technologies include high-bandwidth networking and encryption that utilize the latest security standards.

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Flight Data and Cockpit Voice Recorders

Our broad portfolio of customizable data recorders offers a wide range of solutions for civil and military fixed and rotorcraft applications.

  • End-to-end solutions to acquire, transfer, process and analyze flight and voice data
  • Support the full mission cycle with safety, maintenance, flight quality assurance
  • Training information systems for civil and military customers
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Health Awareness and Asset Performance Management

GE Aerospace’s Health Awareness System is an end-to-end solution that delivers proven health management solutions. The system provides a holistic picture of configuration, health, usage, and maintenance data.

  • Our on-board and off-board system securely manages data transmission from the aircraft
  • Decodes and processes health state
  • Executes maintenance analytics
  • Integrates seamlessly with existing ground systems
  • Provides data distribution, visualization and insights to increase availability and decrease unplanned maintenance, while optimizing operations

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Input/output and interface controllers

GE's configurable controls and interface systems are required for today's modular and simplified vehicle system architectures. This product family is comprised of flexible remote interfacing products tailored to meet a range of applications - from distributed Input/Output (I/O) management to actuation control. Remote Interface Units (RIUs) provide a family of low cost, line replaceable items or sub-modules which are designed to be installed in remote locations, away from the main aircraft processing resource but near air-vehicle subsystem(s).

  • Provides the interface between a variety of subsystem sensors and the main computing resource (sometimes referred to as data concentration or remote data concentrations) via a system data bus, such as ARINC 429 or MIL-STD-1553B.
  • Provides autonomous local closed loop control
  • Utilized between third party units without compatible interfaces to provide a “translation” function.

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Inertial Navigation Systems

GE Aerospace provides innovative, navigational-grade Inertial Reference Units (IRU) that can be utilized for platform navigation, system stabilization, and pointing applications. Our systems are based on a proprietary inertial gyroscope technology that reduces size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) when compared to units with similar performance. GE’s IRUs are utilized on land, maritime, and airborne applications with more than 5,300 units fielded worldwide. This product family is scalable to the customer’s specific needs. Options include standard or enhanced microprocessors and embedded military Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS or embedded commercial GPS receivers.

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Computing systems

GE sets the open computing standard with its full-range of versatile and rugged embedded computing systems. We satisfy a wide-range of vehicle and mission computing applications that have been proven with the Common Core System (787 and 777X) and C-130J Communications Navigation Identification System Processor.

  • Designed for critical, high design assurance applications
  • Built for most demanding environments
  • Utilize standards-based open architecture
  • Host a variety of 3rd party application
  • Control your destiny and control costs of change

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Networking systems

We offer a full portfolio of versatile and rugged embedded networking systems that scale to satisfy a wide-range of applications

  • Designed for critical high design assurance applications
  • Built for the most demanding environments
  • Utilizes standards-based open architecture
  • Fully configurable with advanced tools
  • Compatible with many interfaces including Ethernet, AFDX®, ARINC664, and Time Sensitive Networking

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Full package designed for aerospace lab usage, consisting of GE-provided configuration software, hands-on training, network switches, and end system hardware to provide a functional and fully configurable Time-Sensitive Network (TSN) system

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GE has a long history of introducing the very latest display technology into the Aviation environment. Our modular designs enable maximum reuse with the latest design techniques to ensure delivery of world-class, affordable through-life products. GE develops products and systems that are essential in safety-critical aircraft applications for new or retrofit civil and military platforms.

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Control display units

GE’s control and display units are the flight crew’s primary interface for Fflight management system operations for optimal aircraft and crew performance. The units currently in production feature liquid crystal display (LCD) for long life and low power.

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Integrated standby displays

Pilots and passengers around the world rely on their standby instruments to get them home if the primary displays fail. GE has a long heritage in developing displays that operate reliably in the most challenging conditions on both fixed-and rotary-wing aircraft.

Our latest 4th generation integrated standby instrument provides reduced weight and power consumption in a standard 3x3 inch (3ATI) format with a flexible range of custom options.

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Flight displays

GE has a range of primary and multifunction flight displays that are stand-alone or as part of an integrated system for new or retrofit civil and military customers. Modular designs enable maximum reuse with the latest design techniques to ensure delivery of world-class, affordable through-life products.

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Stores Management

Providing comprehensive and safe aircraft weapon integration system solutions for more than 40 years. As a leading Stores Management System (SMS) developer and manufacturer, GE is an experienced supplier to the US (Navy, USMC, Air Force, and Army) and worldwide customers (UK, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Germany, Canada, Japan, and others). Customers can take advantage of our experience and wide portfolio to meet their affordability, capability and schedule requirements.

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Alternative and relative navigation

GE’s alternative and relative navigation technology provides the guidance systems for difficult landings whether at sea, in the air, or on land. GE’s Precision Landing System provides optimized performance, maximized safety in challenging environments and consists of three main components, the electro optical (EO) grid transmitter, the EO grid detectors and the data link.

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