GE Aviation slates M601 training course

GE Aviation is holding a M601 Line Maintenance Training course at its Customer Technical Education Center (CTEC) on Oct. 25-26.

This is the second time GE has held an M601 line maintenance course, following the launch of the course in March. CTEC is located near GE Aviation’s headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio and will serve as the North American training center for M601 and H80 engines.

The two-day M601 line Maintenance Training is an Air Transport Authority (ATA) level III course and includes classroom and hands-on training for line maintenance mechanics and aircraft operators. Instructors will provide training on inspections, layout and operation, engine airflow, oil systems and components, fuel systems and components, exhaust systems, reduction gearboxes, air inlet, compressor section, power turbine section, combustion chambers, engine maintenance practices and general troubleshooting. GE Aviation plans to hold the class twice a year at its CTEC location. For more information on the course, email:

The M601 engine has more than 17 million flight-hours on more than 30 aircraft types. The M601E-11 engine is the workhorse version of the M601 series engines for use in agriculture and utility aircraft applications.

The new H80 turboprop engine, which is undergoing certification testing, combines the robust design of the M601 engine with GE’s 3-D aerodynamic design techniques and advanced materials to produce up to 800 shaft horsepower. The engine will power business and general aviation, utility and agriculture aircraft. The H80 engine is a turboprop engine with no calendar limit and no hot section inspection. The H80 engine will also feature an extended service life of 3,600 flight-hours and 6,600 cycles between overhauls, enhanced hot-day takeoff performance and high-altitude cruise speed. The H80 engine will enter service on the Thrush 510 this summer. The engine will be the first in the new H80 engine series family.

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