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US Army Saves Millions on Helicopter Fuel Costs

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Newsletter #162     | News

US Army Saves Millions of Dollars on Helicopter Fuel Costs by Using GE Liquid Fuel Additive


GE has a liquid fuel additive that is saving the U.S. Army millions of dollars in helicopter fuel and maintenance costs.



  • GE has a liquid fuel additive that is saving the U.S. Army millions of dollars in helicopter fuel and maintenance costs.
  • Airmen in Chile prepare to inject the GE +100 additive into jet fuel as they fill a fuel truck

    Airmen in Chile prepare to inject the GE +100 additive into jet fuel as they fill a fuel truck



GE, April 23, 2015 - TREVOSE, PA — GE has a liquid fuel additive that is saving the U.S. Army millions of dollars in helicopter fuel and maintenance costs.

The Army is projecting even greater cost savings if it expands deployment of GE’s +100 fuel additive to all Army aircraft.

As part of long-term feasibility studies of the additive on the U.S. Army’s helicopters based at Fort Rucker, Alabama, all models using +100 have shown significant cost savings. For example, the additive has helped the Army achieve savings of nearly $150 per flight hour for the base’s Chinook helicopters, while its Black Hawk helicopters reported savings of about $40 per flight hour. Fort Rucker is home to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence.

GE’s +100 fuel additive paid for itself in the first year of operation. Since the Army began its long-term evaluation of the fuel additive in 2003, Fort Rucker has saved an estimated $5.4 million per year on maintenance cost alone with a combined net savings of $69 million over 10 years.

“We are excited by the potential of our +100 fuel additive and the significant operational and maintenance cost savings that have been achieved by the U.S. Army for their global fleet of helicopters at Fort Rucker,” said Kevin Cassidy, chemical and monitoring solutions general manager—water and process technologies for GE Power & Water. “It is our belief, and the belief of the Fort Rucker team, that equal or greater benefits can be realized if +100 is utilized across the Army’s entire fleet of helicopters, other aircraft and any turbine-powered equipment to reduce the department’s costs.”

GE’s liquid fuel additive is called +100 for its ability to offer operators an additional 100 degrees Fahrenheit of thermal stability to their fuel. It is this enhanced thermal stability that prevents engine coking in aircraft and results in a cleaner, more efficient burn as well as lower operating costs and dramatic life cycle cost savings. In addition, the use of +100 has been proven to reduce carbon soot on the skin or sides of the helicopter due to cleaner engine exhaust.

The +100 can technically be used in all turbine-powered equipment, including tanks, since they run hot and also have coking issues. In addition, the +100 also can be used in the commercial sector, specifically in helicopters and airlines.

In 2003, the U.S. Army granted a waiver for the Army Aviation Warfighting Center at Fort Rucker to begin conducting long-term feasibility studies on GE’s +100 fuel additive, which had been in use by the U.S. Air Force since the mid-1990s.

Please view GE’s savings calculator to determine the potential savings from using the +100 fuel additive at www.gewater.com/savings-calculator.

About GE: GE imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world.

GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Power & Water’s six business units include Distributed Power, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Products, Power Generation Services, Renewable Energy and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE’s largest industrial business.


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