schedule

Tested and proven, yet new in every way.

GE is conducting extensive testing on the GE9X, including its advanced materials, coatings, and aerodynamics. Over the next seven years, many milestones will take place, each providing further proof of the maturity and dependability of the GE9X.

As a result of GE’s ongoing commitment to product maturation, the GE9X will benefit from more than 14.5 million ground, flight and in-service cycles of cumulative experience across our engine portfolio, validating design and technology pre-EIS.


Technology

2013
GE9X High-pressure compressor testing

GE9X High-pressure
compressor testing

GE9X composite fan blade<br /> and fan rig testing

GE9X composite fan blade
and fan rig testing

2014
GE9X ceramic matrix composite (CMC) demonstration

GE9X ceramic matrix composite
(CMC) demonstration

2015
GE9X first full core test

GE9X first full
core test

Engine

GE9X design freeze

GE9X design freeze

2016
GE9X first engine test

GE9X first engine test

2017
GE9X flying test bed

GE9X flying test bed

2018
GE9X FAA FAR 33 certification

GE9X FAA
FAR 33 certification

GE9X entry into service (EIS)

GE9X entry into service (EIS)