GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids operations of GE Aviation noted the first delivery of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner Monday.
Among the systems supplied by GE on the 787 include the common core system and the landing gear actuation, indication and nose wheel steering systems on the 787 delivered to ANA today.
GE Aviation’s common core system provides the primary computing environment for the Dreamliner. The remote data concentrators are designed to consolidate inputs from the aircraft’s systems and sensors and distribute it via the aircraft’s avionics full duplex switched Ethernet network. GE developed the common core system on the Wind River VxWorks 653 partitioned operating environment.
The CCS is designed, manufactured and tested at GE’s facilities in Grand Rapids and Cheltenham.
GE’s integrated landing gear system controls the deployment and retraction of the aircraft landing gears, including the nose landing gear steering. In addition to the normal package of mechanical hardware, GE provides the flight deck interfaces and local control electronics. The program is supported by GE’s facilities in Washington State and in the UK.
More at www.ge.com/aviation.
Visit the 787 first delivery Web site at www.boeing.com/newairplane/787/firstDelivery.