A few days ago GE Aviation announced that its new H80 turboprop engine achieved EASA certification. Those who passed by our booth at Oshkosh and NBAA earlier this year got the chance to see this amazing engine up-close. If you couldn’t make it (or if you need a refresher), I encourage you to check out the engine’s data sheet.
Celebrations were in order to mark this important milestone. During an incredible evening at the US Ambassador’s residence in Prague, our Czech colleagues, under whose leadership the H80 was developed, were treated to congratulatory messages from Czech dignitaries, David Joyce (President and CEO, GE Aviation), Brad Mottier (GE’s VP and General Manager for Business & General Aviation), Paul Theofan (GE Aviation’s President and Managing Executive of Business & General Aviation Turboprops), and Frederic Compigneaux (EASA Deputy Director), to name a few.
Back at GE Aviation’s Cincinnati’s headquarters some of us also celebrated our colleagues’ success with an aptly decorated cake and plenty to smile about.
Take a look at some of the pictures from both events.
I can’t think of a better way to end 2011 and I look forward to more successes in 2012.