Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 20 December 2018
Maiden Flight: 30 December 2014
Total Production: 58
Also Known As: TechX
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Electric Aviation
Parent System: Passport
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 20 December 2018
Maiden Flight: 30 December 2014
Total Production: 58
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Description: The General Electric (GE) TechX, now called Passport, is a 16,500-lb thrust class turbofan intended to power ultra long-range business jets. It incorporates technologies developed by GE for both commercial and military engines. TechX engine delivers 8% lower specific fuel consumption than current jet engines in the 10,000-20,000 pounds thrust class, more than 50% margin to CAEP/6 emissions regulations (NOx, Smoke, hydrocarbons and CO) and outstanding performance and reliability. In October 2010, Bombardier selected the GE TechX engine to power its new Global 7000 and Global 8000 ultra long-range, large cabin business jets expected to enter service in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The TechX engine is scheduled to begin testing in 2013.

Key advanced technologies provided to the TechX jet engine are: a composite fan case and a unique front fan blisk that will reduce weight and lower cabin noise and vibration; GE eCore technology under development and planned for 2013; and an integrated propulsion system with a slim-line nacelle with outward opening lower cowl to reduce weight and drag while allowing for easy maintenance access and high availability.

The eCore delivers high pressure ratio incorporating a 10-stage compressor with advanced materials for enhanced reliability and durability and improved fuel consumption; latest generation Twin Annular Pre-mixed Swirler II (TAPS II) combustor that will produce fewer NOx emissions throughout the flight envelope compared to current business jet engines in this segment; and high pressure turbine with advanced material and cooling design for enhanced durability and improved performance.

Passport Applications

Private Aircraft Global 7500 Global 8000

Passport Specifications

Thrust: 16,500 pound (7.48 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Passport News

There are 4 news between
16 Oct 2010 and 17 Jan 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019General Electric Passport Engines Enters Service on Bombardier Global 7500 Business Jet
Tuesday, December 30, 2014GE Passport Engine for Bombardier Global 7000/8000 Begins Flight-Testing
Tuesday, October 19, 2010GE TechX Engine Selected to Power Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 Jets
Saturday, October 16, 2010Bombardier Launches the Global 7000 and Global 8000 Ultra Long-Range Jets

Operators & Related Equipment

Engines powering NIKI's fleet of a Global 7000 Jet (2 engines)
Aircraft ordered to power one London Air Services Global 7000 jet (2 engines)
Engines powering HK Bellawings Jet fleet of 9 Global 7500 (18 engines)
Aircraft ordered to power two Comlux Global 7000 jets (4 engines)

Grand Total 264
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