The World's Most Powerful Jet Engines Completes One Million Flights
EVENDALE, OH -- The world's most powerful jet engine, the GE90-115B, has completed more than one million flight cycles since entering service in 2004. A cycle equals one takeoff and one landing.
More than 725 GE90-115B engines are powering more than 350 aircraft for 31 operators on six continents. Beyond the one million flights, these engines have also accumulated more than seven million flight-hours.
The Boeing 777-300ER, -200LR and 777 Freighters powered by GE90-115B engines have been highly popular aircraft/engine combinations. A total of 580 of these aircraft have been ordered by 43 customers worldwide.
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 entering service in 2004, the GE90-115B engine 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 Corporation 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 GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.