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Tom Champion, GE’s Director of Advanced Turboshaft Demonstrator Programs, and Jon Perkins, Program Manager of the Future Affordable Turbine Engine (FATE) program review the world’s most powerful, technologically advanced turboshaft engine being developed with the US Army. First, Tom discusses his experience as an Army aviator (0:45-3:00) and then Jon details his recently concluded time in the Navy (3:00-5:40). They then share: why the FATE program was launched by the Army in 2011 (5:40-8:45); the extraordinary performance objectives of FATE versus GE’s newest commercial engines (8:50-10:50); FATE design and testing progress to date (11:00-12:20); how FATE expands the use of next-gen commercial technologies like CMCs and digital tools (12:30-16:00); the future of FATE and other advanced turboshaft programs (16:00-19:20).

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