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Adaptive Cycle Engine
Designed for next-generation combat aircraft, the Adaptive Cycle Engine automatically alternates between high-thrust and high-efficiency modes to dramatically transform tomorrow's missions.
GE Aviation's revolutionary Adaptive Cycle Engine (ACE) is designed to increase combat aircraft thrust by up to 20%, improve fuel consumption by 25% to extend range by more than 30%, and provide significantly more aircraft heat dissipation capacity.
Developed under the U.S. Department of Defense's Adaptive Versatile Engine Technology (ADVENT) and Adaptive Engine Technology Development (AETD) programs, the GE Adaptive Cycle Engine is the only engine that combines outstanding fuel burn with increased, fighter-level thrust, enabling next-generation military combat aircraft to go greater distances and engage more targets.
Unlike traditional engines with fixed airflow, the GE ACE is a variable cycle engine that will automatically alternate between a high-thrust mode for maximum power and a high-efficiency mode for optimum fuel savings. And that means a whole new book of operational possibilities for the U.S. Air Force.
Giving pilots what they need, when they need it
Use the slider below to see how GE's Adaptive Cycle Engine can automatically configure airflow based on the pilot's mission scenario.