GE Delivers 1000th GE90 Engine
EVENDALE, Ohio -- GE Aviation has delivered its 1000th GE90 engine to Boeing for its 777 program. The engine, a GE90-115B engine, was recently shipped from GE's outdoor test facility in Peebles, Ohio, to Boeing's Washington facility to be installed on a 777-300ER aircraft for Emirates Airlines.
"It took 11 years to build 500 GE90 engines, and in a little more than three years, we doubled deliveries to 1000," said Tony Aiello, general manager of the GE90 Program at GE Aviation. "The feat demonstrates the industry's strong response to the Boeing 777 aircraft, which has revolutionized the way the aviation industry views big-twin engine aircraft."
As orders for the GE90-powered Boeing 777 aircraft have significantly increased over the last few years, the production rate for GE90 engines has also experienced dramatic growth from 20 engines per year to 160 engines per year. GE Aviation has an additional 560 GE90 engines in its backlog.
Of the 1000 engines delivered, 601 engines were GE90-115B, which power the Boeing 777-300ER, -200LR and 777 Freighter aircraft. At 115,000 pounds of thrust, the GE90-115B engine combines advanced technologies from the GE90 family with new, performance-enhancing features, such as a three-dimensional aerodynamic (3-D aero) compressor and wide-chord, swept composite fan blades for greater efficiency. The dual annular combustor emits no more than 40 percent of the hydrocarbons allowed by today's international standards. Since the GE90-115B engine entered service in 2004, the engine has accumulated more than 4 million flight hours and has demonstrated superior fuel efficiency as well as proving itself as one of the quietest engines per pound of thrust.
Derated to 110,000 pounds of thrust, the GE90-110B engine powered the Boeing 777-200LR to a world record in 2005 for distance traveled nonstop by a commercial jetliner east from Hong Kong to London. The same engine also powers the world's largest, longest-range twin-engine freighter, the Boeing 777 Freighter, which offers lower operating costs and more capacity than any other twin-engine freighter.
Snecma of France, Avio SpA of Italy, and IHI Corporate of Japan are revenue-sharing participants in the GE90 program.
The GE90-115B engine is part of GE's "ecomagination" product portfolio – GE's commitment to develop new, cost-effective technologies that enhance customers' environmental and operating performance.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.