THE GE90 FACT SHEET
Entry into service of the GE90 high bypass turbofan engine on the Boeing 777 aircraft opens a new era of propulsion for commercial aviation. The GE90 is a unique synthesis of both new and proven technologies that will serve as the standard for engines of the future.
- Designed, developed, and produced by GE Aircraft Engines with revenue-sharing participants Snecma of France, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) of Japan and FiatAvio of Italy.
- GE Aircraft Engines is one of the 12 major businesses of General Electric Company, U.S.A., an international, diversified company with a strong technology base and a reputation for leading-edge innovation.
- GE Aircraft Engines' first new base-line engine for large commercial aircraft in more than 20 years.
- World's most powerful aircraft engine, with a world's record thrust of 110,300 pounds and 65 hours of operation at thrust levels exceeding 100,000 pounds.
- World's largest aircraft engine: the 123-inch diameter of the GE90 fan is approximately equal to the diameter of the fuselage of a Boeing 727 airliner.
- First successful application of composite fan blades, instead of titanium blades, for commercial turbofan engines.
- Highest bypass ratio (9:1) and highest overall pressure ratio (40:1) for greatest propulsion efficiency.
- Lowest noise of the engines for the 777, to meet the most demanding noise restrictions now and in the future.
- Lowest fuel burn of the engines for the 777.
- Emissions margins more than sufficient to meet any foreseeable requirements.
- Draws upon the technology heritage of the CF6 and CFM56 engines, which have been proven over 20 years as the most reliable turbofan engines in commercial aviation.