Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Maiden Flight: 13 March 2018
Total Production: 701
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: GE Aviation* 75%, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI), MTU Aero Engines, Snecma and Techspace Aero   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: GE90
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1995
Total Production: 3,163
Total Cost: USD$22 billion
Family Members: GE90-110B1L, GE90-115B and GE90-94B
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Description: The GE90 engine was developed by General Electric to power a new generation of wide-body aircraft such as Boeing 777 and was ultimately adopted by commercial aircraft with a capacity of 100 seats/passengers or more. The first GE90 engine, GE90-85B, was certified at 84,700-lb of thrust and entered service in November 1995 powering a 777 from British Airways. Potential growth has make possible to achieve 127,900-lb of thrust by the GE90-115B model becoming the world's most powerful commercial aviation engine.

The development program for the GE90 engine is being backed by Snecma (France), FiatAvio (Italy) and IHI (Japan) as well as General Electric Aircraft Engines (USA).

The General Electric GE9X is the successor of the highly successful GE90-115B engine and is slated to power the projected Boeing 777X long haul airliner. The 100,000-lb thrust class GE9X engine will feature new materials with the first full core test scheduled for 2015. The next-generation GE9X engine incorporates an 11-stage High Pressure Compressor (HPC) with new aerodynamic technology and a 4th generation powdered alloy material that will produce a 27-to-1 pressure ratio, which will be the highest pressure ratio of any commercial engine in service. The new HPC design will significantly increase thermal efficiency and contribute a 2 percent improvement in the engine's fuel burn. Overall the new engine will offer a 10 percent improvement in fuel burn over the GE90-115B.

The GE9X includes a 132-inch diameter composite fan case and 4th generation composite fan blades; next-generation 27:1 pressure ratio high pressure compressor; a 3rd-generation TAPS (twin annular pre-swirl) combustor for greater efficiency and low emissions; and ceramic matrix composite (CMC) material in the combustor and turbine.

GE9X Applications

Airliners Boeing 777-8 Boeing 777-9

GE9X Specifications

Fan Pressure Ratio: 27
Fan Diameter: 132 inch (3,353 millimeter)
Thrust: 100,000 pound (45 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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GE9X News

There are 20 news between
19 Sep 2013 and 25 Jan 2020
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Saturday, January 25, 2020Boeing 777X Successfully Completes First Flight
Thursday, March 15, 2018General Electric GE9X Engine Performs First Flight
Monday, October 23, 2017Singapore Airlines Signs GE9X Services Agreement
Thursday, February 9, 2017Singapore Airlines Selects GE9X Engine to Power 20 Boeing 777-9s
Monday, April 11, 2016First Full General Electric GE9X Engine Begins Testing
Monday, November 9, 2015Emirates Signs Engine Services Deal for GE9X-powered Boeing 777X Fleet
Monday, June 15, 2015Qatar Airways Places Order for 10 Boeing 777-8Xs and Four 777 Freighters
Qatar Airways Signs Deal for 20 GE9X and 8 GE90-115B Engines
Wednesday, July 16, 2014Qatar Airways Finalizes Order for Boeing 50 777Xs plus 4 777Fs
Qatar Airways Commits to Additional 50 GE9X-Powered Boeing 777X

Operators & Related Equipment

Engines powering Cathay Pacific Airways 21 777-9X (42 engines)
Engines powering Lufthansa fleet of 34 Boeing 777X (68 engines)
Engines powering Iran Air fleet of 15 777-9s (30 engines). Orders cancelled following USA sanctions against Iran in May 2018.
Engines powering ANA fleet of 20 Boeing 777-9X (40 engines)
Engines powering Qatar Airways fleet of 60 777X (120 engines)
Engines powering Singapore Airlines fleet of 20 777-9X (45 engines)
United Arab Emirates350
Engines powering Etihad Airways fleet of 25 777X (50 engines), Emirates fleet of 150 777X (300 engines)
United Kingdom36
Engines powering IAG fleet of 18 777X (36 engines)

Grand Total 7318
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