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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): August 2008
Total Production: 476
Unitary Cost: USD$15 million
Also Known As: GP7200
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Engine Alliance
Parent System: GP7000
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): August 2008
Total Production: 500
Total Cost: USD$5.0 billion
Family Members: GP7268 and GP7277
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Description: The GP7000 engine family is being developed by a joint venture 50/50 between General Electric Aircraft Engines and Pratt & Whitney to power the Airbus A380 commercial aircraft family. These high-performance, high-reliable, state-of-the-art engines are targeted on a new generation of high-capacity, long-range commercial aircraft. The GP7200 engine is derived from General Electric's GE90 and Pratt & Whitney's PW4000 engine families. They take GE90's core and PW4000's low spool heritage to achieve the requirements for new generation high-capacity, long-range aircraft while delivering lower environmental impact and lower ownership costs.

The GP7200 engine completed its first flight mounted at the inboard location on the left wing of GE's Boeing 747 testbed during a three hours flight at Victorville, California, on December 3, 2004. The engine performed as expected and highly valuable raw propulsion system data on the nacelle and accessories was gathered during the test. The initial series of seven flights will last until the end of December. The second round of flight-testing will occur in the Spring of 2005. In mid-November 2005 General Electric announced that GP7200 engine surpassed all required certification tests by US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). GP7200 engine was awarded FAA airworthiness certification on December 29, 2005. In October 2006 an A380 aircraft powered by GP7200 engines completed high altitude and hot weather testing.

The 70,000-lb class GP7270 engine will power the 560-ton class Airbus A380-800 model. The GP7200 engines were developed along with the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine to power Airbus A380 high-capacity commercial aircraft. As of February 2017, more than 500 GP7200 engines have been produced to power 125 Airbus A380 wide-body airliners.

On 14 June 2005, Korean Air selected the Engine Alliance GP7200 engine to power its five firm orders Airbus A380s plus another three aircraft options. Twenty-three engines valued at $300 million were ordered for the firm order aircraft with an option for 13 engines valued at $170 million for the aircraft options. With this order the Engine Alliance share on the A380s was set at 58 percent.

GP7270 Applications

Airliners Airbus A380

GP7270 Specifications

Fan Diameter: 2.95 meter (116 inch)
Length: 4.75 meter (187 inch)
Thrust: 70,000 pound (31.8 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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GP7270 News

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011Air Austral Finalizes GP7200 Engine Purchase and Fleet Management Agreements for two A380s
Monday, March 7, 2011Etihad Airways and Engine Alliance Finalize $1.5 Billion GP7200 Engine Deal
Monday, July 19, 2010Emirates Selects Engine Alliance GP7200 Engine to Power 32 A380 Aircraft
Tuesday, June 8, 2010Emirates Places Order for a Further 32 Airbus A380 SuperJumbos
Tuesday, November 17, 2009Air Austral Confirms Order for Two Airbus A380s
Friday, October 30, 2009Air France Receives its First Airbus A380
Thursday, June 18, 2009Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies Adds Another Designation as Engine Alliance Announces a New Member of the GP7200 MRO Network
Wednesday, June 17, 2009Air Austral Selects GP7200 Engines to Power Two A380s
Tuesday, June 16, 2009Etihad Airways Selects GP7200 Engine to Power 10 Airbus A380 Airliners
Tuesday, June 2, 2009Emirates Signs Fleet Management Agreement with Engine Alliance for GP7200 Engines

Operators & Related Equipment

Engines powering Air Austral's two A380s
Engines powering Air Austral's two A380s
United Arab Emirates400
Engines powering Emirates 90 Airbus A380s (360 engines); Etihad Airways 10 A380s (40 engines)

Grand Total 4845
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