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Goliath: World’s Largest Jet Engine Scores GE Aviation’s Largest Deal

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by GE Reports

GE Aviation received the largest order from an airline in its history for the GE9X, the world’s largest jet engine, at the Dubai Air Show on Sunday. A flock of 450 new GE9X engines, whose front fan is 11 feet in diameter, will power a fleet of next-generation Boeing 777X aircraft ordered by Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways.

The total value of the deal, which also includes service agreements, is $26 billion (list price in U.S. dollars). Emirates alone agreed to purchase 300 GE9X engines, valued at $11 billion, making it the largest order from an airline in GE Aviation’s history.

The GE9X engine, which is still in development, builds on the legacy of the GE90, the world’s most powerful jet engine. The new engines will use advanced parts and materials like 3-D printed fuel nozzles, carbon composite fan blades and heat-resistant ceramic matrix composites inside the high-pressure turbine. The new technologies will make the engine lighter, quieter and more fuel efficient. They will also help reduce emissions.

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Tour A Jet Engine Test Center In Real Time

by Txchnologist staff

GE’s InstaWalk project kicked off on Sept. 20 at the GE Aviation Test Operations facility in Peebles, Ohio. This Instawalk is a real-time tour of one of the world’s most advanced jet engine test centers, as seen through the eyes of Instagram’s best photographers and most avid fans of GE Aviation. Watch it all unfold at #GEInstaWalk.

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generalelectric:

We’re hosting the first ever #GEInstaWalk at our aviation facility in Peebles, OH with Adam Senatori, Jessica Zollman, Michael O’neal, Dan Cole, Chris Ozer and Cole Rise. We’re also inviting six GE super fans to come along as our Instagram co-pilots.
Post a comment on our Instagram video for a chance to come along.
By commenting you agree to the terms & conditions - ge.com/instawalk/terms. Limited to US residents only, must be 18 years of age or older. Submission period ends September 4th, 2013 at midnight EST.

generalelectric:

We’re hosting the first ever #GEInstaWalk at our aviation facility in Peebles, OH with Adam Senatori, Jessica Zollman, Michael O’neal, Dan Cole, Chris Ozer and Cole Rise. We’re also inviting six GE super fans to come along as our Instagram co-pilots.

Post a comment on our Instagram video for a chance to come along.

By commenting you agree to the terms & conditions - ge.com/instawalk/terms. Limited to US residents only, must be 18 years of age or older. Submission period ends September 4th, 2013 at midnight EST.

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generalelectric:

Images from the GE Global Research “Science as Art” series: a computer model showing how ice forms in a water droplet, a model of a low-pressure turbine ring and an image of jet engine exhaust flow.

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