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EBACE: GE rebrands TechX as Passport

GE Aviation has rebranded the TechX turbofan as the Passport engine series. The TechX has emerged since 2009 as the propulsion system for the Bombardier 7000 and 8000 large-cabin business jets.

Leveraging technology scaled-down from the GEnx-series, the 16,500lb-thrust (75kN) Passport 20 promises an 8% reduction in specific fuel consumption compared with similarly sized turbofans.

Key technologies include a twin-annular pre-swirl (TAPS) II combuster nozzle, active clearance control in high- and low-pressure turbines, and all-composite fan case. The Passport series becomes the key brand in GE Aviation's three-year-old business and general aviation business.

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