The GE9X at the Paris Air Show

The GE9X engine, featuring the largest fan ever produced for a commercial aircraft, 10 percent better fuel burn than the GE90, 16 front carbon fiber composite fan blades, and seven 3D printed additive parts, made its debut at the Paris Air Show.

The GE9X is the world’s largest and most powerful commercial aircraft engine. It incorporates GE’s most advanced technologies that have been developed over the last decade to make it the most fuel-efficient engine in its class while also delivering unmatched performance. The GE9X is the sole-sourced engine for the Boeing 777X family.

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.

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Making digital work for you

GE Aviation’s Digital Works is the services arm for GE Aviation’s Digital Group. We embed our experts within your organization to help you plan, shape, and build your business into what you want it to become.

We help you think bigger and execute precisely by marrying art with science to accelerate your digital transformation. We are your teammate – equal parts sounding board and industry guru – here to partner with you every step of the way.

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History of GE Aviation

We take our history seriously. It tells us who we are, we we come from, where we are going. Rick Kennedy is our unofficial historian. He tells our story. In this serious of videos.

When the United States entered World War I in 1917, the U.S. government searched for a company to develop the first airplane engine “booster” for the fledgling U.S. aviation industry. This booster, or turbosupercharger, installed on a piston engine, used the engine’s exhaust gases to drive an air compressor to boost power at higher altitude.

GE accepted the challenge first, but another team also requested the chance to develop the turbosupercharger. Contracts were awarded in what was the first military aircraft engine competition in the U.S. Under wartime secrecy, both companies tested and developed various designs until the Army called for a test demonstration.

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A Driving Force for Flight

GE Aviation 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.

GE Aviation works closely with our suppliers to deliver on commitments to customers. Click here for everything you need to get started doing business with us.

From the turbosupercharger to the world’s most powerful commercial jet engine, GE’s history of powering the world’s aircraft features more than 90 years of innovation.

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