Contract: $1,250,000 - Naval Air Systems Command - May. 28, 2009
0% voted satisfied - 100% voted not satisfied - 1 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The purpose of this program is to validate that the F414-GE-400 engine can operate to specification with a 50/50 blend of JP5 (derived from petroleum) fuel and a renewable biofuel (derived from plant oils). The goal of the contract is to conduct engine testing to support flight tests to certify a renewable fuel blend for the F/A-18E/F aircraft.
Project Description: GE has developed the test plans for evaluating the biofuel blend for the F414 engine and has initiated Purchase Orders to execute testing at special labs and procure special facility equipment. Testing is anticipated to begin in 4th Qtr '09. GE has also been working with the Navy on the logistics of handling the biofuel blend for the upcoming tests. GE is also developing protocol to evaluate biofuel use and other GE engine models.
Jobs Summary: There were 0.07 Full Time Equivalent Jobs Created and 1.31 Full Time Equivalent Jobs Retained by this contract. The types of jobs created and retained by this contract fell into the categories of technical engineers and manufacturing personnel. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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