GE9X Commercial Aircraft Engine
The world's next great engine
More than seven months ahead of a typical program schedule, we fired the first GE9X engine on our testing grounds in Peebles, Ohio to ensure ample time to validate and mature its design before entry into service on the new Boeing 777X aircraft. It’s all part of our commitment to delivering confidence from day one.
Tested for years. Confidence from day one.
With the most extensive technology maturation program in the history of GE Aviation, the GE9X engine will deliver world-class reliability and performance at service entry. But first, components undergo rigorous testing at specialized facilities around the globe.
Low pressure turbine testing (Massa, Italy & Evendale, Ohio)
Designed to be the largest and most efficient ever made, the LPT is built with state-of-the-art materials and processes that are tested, refined and tested again.
Fan blade testing (Seattle, WA)
See how scaled 4th-generation composite fan blades are used to validate the 16-count design – the lowest of any twin-aisle engine available.
In more than a century of building engines and powering flight, GE Aviation has never stopped innovating. All those years of research, testing and development will come together to power the new Boeing 777X airplane with the all-new GE9X commercial engine, built on a proven architecture while incorporating the latest technologies and materials.
The most advanced technologies and materials
A blend of evolutionary and revolutionary designs will enable the GE9X to be the most fuel-efficient jet engine GE has ever produced on a per-pounds-of-thrust basis. It’s designed to deliver a 10% improved aircraft fuel burn versus the GE90-115B-powered 777-300ER and a 5% improved specific fuel consumption versus any twin-aisle engine available, plus achieve an approximate 10:1 bypass ratio, a 60:1 overall pressure ratio and margin to Stage 5 noise limits.
Tap highlighted areas to explore key features
- The largest fan produced by GE
- New composite fan case
- 16 fan blades using 4th generation composite carbon fiber
- 27-to-1 compressor pressure ratio
- Three-stage booster
- 11-stage high-pressure compressor with the first five stages being blisks and new 3-D aerodynamics technology in all stages
- TAPS III combustor with 3rd generation lean burn technology for greater efficiency and low emissions
- Approximate 30% NOx emissions margin to CAEP/8
- Ceramic matrix composite (CMC) material in the combustor and high-pressure turbine
- New powdered alloy material in high-pressure turbine
- Enhanced titanium aluminide (TiAl) low-pressure turbine airfoils
- Debris rejection system
World-class reliability, right at service entry
The advanced materials, coatings and aerodynamics in the GE9X engine will be validated through GE Aviation’s most extensive technology maturation program ever. As part of this commitment to testing and design iteration, 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 prior to service entry.
The years of testing will provide multiple proof points of the GE9X’s technical and manufacturing readiness from day one.
GE9X composite fan blade
and fan rig testing
GE9X ceramic matrix composite
GE9X first full
GE9X design freeze
GE9X first engine test
GE9X flying test bed
FAR 33 certification
GE9X entry into service (EIS)
Engineered with the environment in mind
The GE9X will be one of GE’s latest ecomaginationSM qualified products. It will feature the same world-class reliability as the GE90-115B, with noise and NOx emissions well below anticipated regulation standards. Environmental performance highlights include:
For more information about GE's ecomagination initiative, go to http://www.ge.com/about-us/ecomagination