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  • GE to outfit 777X engines with new composite fan blades

    ​General Electric has redesigned the engines that will power the Boeing 777X to have thinner and stronger blades than any GE engine in service, and to power the aircraft more efficiently with fewer of them.

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  • INTERIORS: Boeing thinks smarter to boost 777, 737 appeal

    ​Space may well be the final frontier, but for Boeing – and its airline customers – space is something else entirely....

  • A340's long haul opened this day in 2002

    ​History buffs, take a moment today to mark the first flight of Airbus’s A340-500, way back in 2002.

  • DUBAI: Engine Alliance studies sweeping changes for GP7200

    The Engine Alliance joint venture is studying sweeping design changes for the GP7200 – up to a new centreline engine –...

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  • INTERIORS: Boeing thinks smarter to boost 777, 737 appeal

    News | 07 Apr 2015 09:46 | Dominic Perry

    ​Space may well be the final frontier, but for Boeing – and its airline customers – space is something else entirely. Given the confines of the average narrowbody – a 737 has an interior diameter of 11ft 7in (3.53m), slimmer even than the fans on some large jet engines – then it is easy to see that real estate is at a premium.
  • GE Aviation reveals new hybrid composites in GE9X

    News | 13 Mar 2015 20:21 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Carbonfibre-based composite first migrated into production-rated turbofan engines 20 years ago out of necessity. The sheer size of the GE90-94B made it impossible to design hub-mounted dove tails to be large and strong enough to contain a solid metal fan blade. GE had already experimented with carbonfibre blades on a cancelled open rotor engine programme, so that became the material of choice for all GE fan blades going forward.
  • ANALYSIS: Will latest upgrades save 777 from a rate cut?

    News | 13 Mar 2015 10:24 | Stephen Trimble

    Boeing has unveiled the details of performance and interior upgrades aimed at attracting 40-60 new orders this year and keeping the 777 assembly line at full rate through at least 2017.
  • ANALYSIS: GE's growth at Peebles shows scale of ambitions

    News | 04 Mar 2015 14:20 | Dominic Perry

    ​Drive west from Cincinnati along Ohio state highway 32 towards Virginia and the roads get progressively emptier. Small towns hunker down in the frigid Midwestern winter landscape, dots of colour in a sea of rolling brown hills. The further west you get, the deeper into Amish country you are - signs warn of the likelihood of encountering slow-moving buggies ahead. But, in contrast, every now and then flashing orange lights strobe along the oncoming carriageway as a huge tractor-trailer rig approaches, wide load sign displayed on its nose. Tucked behind in the well of the low-loader trailer is a tarpaulin-wrapped shape, despite the covers it is unmistakeably a large jet engine.
  • Thai Airways signs GE90 MRO deal

    News | 26 Feb 2015 02:53 | Aaron Chong

    ​Thai Airways has signed a 12-year MRO agreement with General Electric for maintenance, repair and overhaul of GE90-115B engines that power its 14 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
  • ANALYSIS: A380 re-engining continues to divide analysts

    News | 24 Feb 2015 14:37 | Stephen Trimble

    In a lightly attended Dubai air show press conference about 15 months ago, then-Engine Alliance president Dean Athans delivered an unexpected message. The joint venture between GE Aviation and Pratt & Whitney was evaluating a wide range of performance upgrades for the GP7200, including offering an all-new engine to power the Airbus A380.