Initial Operational Capability (IOC): July 2008
Total Production: 96
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 GP7270
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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 76,500-lb class GP7277 engine will power the 590-ton class Airbus A380-800F freighter. This engine development was discountinued following the A380 freighter program cancellation. 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 11 January 2005, Georgia-based (USA) UPS company agreed to purchase 10 Airbus A380 freighters with options for an additional 10. UPS would see the first aircraft delivery in 2009 and will continue through 2012. the engine to power these aircraft was not disclosed following the order announcement. The final contract between Airbus and UPS was signed in December 2005. In July 2006, UPS selected GP7200 engine to power its freighter fleet.

GP7277 Applications

Airliners Airbus A380F

GP7277 Specifications

Fan Diameter: 2.95 meter (116 inch)
Length: 4.75 meter (187 inch)
Thrust: 76,500 pound (34.7 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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GP7277 News

There are 4 news between
12 Nov 2007 and 18 Jun 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies Adds Another Designation as Engine Alliance Announces a New Member of the GP7200 MRO Network
Friday, August 1, 2008First Engine Alliance GP7200 Engines Enter Service with Emirates
Friday, December 14, 2007Engine Alliance Powered Airbus A380 Receives Joint EASA & FAA Type Certification
Monday, November 12, 2007Emirates Signs Fleet Management Agreement with Engine Alliance for GP7200 Engines

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