Engineers from Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) Engineering and Scientist Development Program (ESDP) and Propulsion and Power Engineering Department learn about General Electric’s (GE) engineering practices at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. March 26. GE representatives explained the company’s preliminary design and architecture process, life management strategy, safety program and quality assurance process.
NAVAIR Propulsion and Power Planning and Operations Director David Hartsig said the command’s engineers work closely with GE. „GE provides propulsion and power systems on many Navy aircraft, including the F/A-18, P-8A, H-60 and CH-53K. Engineers in PPE need insight into GE’s design processes to better understand system characteristics, functionality and performance.”
„Initiatives like this training session bring the engineers at NAVAIR and GE closer together,” added Hartsig. „By understanding each other’s processes, we as a team can better explore product improvements to increase safety and reliability, thereby reducing the total ownership cost of the system.”
Source / Author: NAVAIR