Aaron Perry of GE Aviation Takes the World to WorkOn December 5, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Hey there, I’m Aaron Perry, Development Assembly Mechanic here in GE Evendale on the GE9X. Welcome to day 2. So today I’m gonna take you through the process we use to take all these parts and make a GE9X development engine. Let’s go! The parts came from all over the world. Check it out. Booster came from Belgium. Fan Hub Frame came from France. Forward Cases came from Taiwan. CDN, United States of America. TCF, Germany. LPT, Italy. See I told you they came from all over the world. Looks like this engine needs a Lower Stator Case but before we can install that we got to go see the planner who’s developing the process. So now that we have the Lower Stator Case ready for assembly, we need our process, our instructions, our plan for making sure that it gets installed correctly. That’s where my buddy, Aaron Caskey, comes into play. Sup, Aaron! He’s a GE9X planner. He’s gonna tell you a little bit more about what he does. Oh yeah, so here we are developing a template to install the Lower Stator Case on the GE9X. But it’s not set in stone yet, have to bounce it back off Aaron to make sure it makes sense to him. Once we look at it and we determine that everything looks good and that the Stator Case assembly should go as expected, I’ll come back to Aaron and say, “let’s go to the next step.” Thanks, Aaron! Thanks, Aaron. So before we put this Lower Stator Case on, we got one more stop. We need to check with our Instrumentation Process Engineer, Freddy, to make sure he’s got all his hardware installed. Hey Fred. Hey Aaron. Currently working on installing light probes as you can see it’s on the outer case of that forward case and it’s all done right now. Let’s go install this thing! Alright, we’re ready to install the Lower Stator Case. We’re gonna take the Stator Case and I’m gonna put it on the engine right there. My buddy Mike is here to help us out. Hey Mike, introduce yourself. Yes, my name is Mike Whalen, and I’m an Assembly Mechanic with General Electric and I’ve been here seven and a half years. Alright Aaron, you ready? Let’s do it! Alright it looks like we’ve got this engine just about wrapped up and we wanna check with our Assembly Engineer to make sure all the paperwork’s in line before we ship it. Hey Anne! Just making sure everything’s checked off to ship. How’s it look? Looks good. Let’s ship it! So growing up, I always like space flight, space travel, aircraft, airplanes. That curiosity has stayed with me. Still fascinated with it, I still love it. And here I am, an aviation icon, GE Aviation, working in my hometown on the biggest, best jet engine manufactured today with the newest technologies. It’s the best place to work. Hey, thanks for watching how we put these beasts together. Come back tomorrow to see how we test them at Peebles. See ya.