GE and RJ Partner to Use Groundbreaking Jet Engine Cleaning System, GE’s 360 Foam Wash
AMMAN, Jordan – GE Aviation has awarded Royal Jordanian Airlines a technical license to use GE’s patented 360 Foam Wash system on its GEnx-1B aircraft engines. The technical license allows Royal Jordanian to perform 360 Foam Wash on its fleet of GEnx-1B engines for Boeing 787 aircraft completely on its own.
GE’s 360 Foam Wash is an alternative to the water wash method. It restores engine performance leading to reductions in fuel consumption. The process involves injecting a specially-formulated, proprietary solution that removes dust and dirt particles in the engine.
The system is self-contained, allowing it to be used inside maintenance hangars or outdoors. GE’s 360 Foam Wash is approved for use on multiple GE engine programs, including models of GE90, GEnx, CF34 and CF6.
During technology trials with its GEnx engines, the 360 Foam Wash solution allowed Royal Jordanian to improve engine performance by reducing build-up of deposits in the engine, lowering engine exhaust temperatures, and improving engine compressor efficiency. These improvements led to reduced fuel consumption and increased engine time on wing.
According to RJ Vice Chairman & CEO Samer Majali, “Royal Jordanian prides itself on our ongoing commitment to innovation in all areas of business. Our technical department is constantly striving to maintain our position as an airline of the future by introducing the most forward-thinking, ground-breaking and environmentally-friendly technology.”
“Not only will this exciting development in enhanced engine cleaning assist in reducing maintenance, it will also restore engine performance and fuel efficiency, as well as lower carbon emissions,” Majali said.
“GE’s 360 Foam Wash is an example of GE Aviation’s innovative maintenance solutions to help keep our engine fleets flying with improved performance for our customers,” said Tom Levin, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation’s After Market Strategic Solutions. “We’re thankful Royal Jordanian values 360 Foam Wash technology for maintaining its GEnx engines.”
ABOUT GE AVIATION
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings and is part of the world's Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive.
ABOUT ROYAL JORDANIAN
Being a leading carrier in the region, RJ’s vision is to be the Airline of Choice connecting Jordan and the Levant with the world. Back in 1963, RJ was established as the national air carrier of Jordan.
From its hub at Queen Alia International Airport, RJ runs its fleet to reach worldwide destinations providing an extensive travel network for its guests via Amman to Europe, the US and Canada and North Africa. Through its 13 international airline partners in the oneworld alliance, RJ offers a network of over 1,000 airports in 170 countries.
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Chelsey Levingston, GE Aviation