- GE Aviation’s new GE9X engine just received clearance to fly by the Federal Aviation Administration.
- Boeing selected General Electric to build the engines for its new 777X in 2013 and the result would be the world’s largest jet engine.
- The GE9X will exclusively power the 777X and offer increased fuel efficiency and over 100,000 pounds of thrust.
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The world’s largest plane engine was just cleared to fly by the Federal Aviation Administration, paving the way for the commercial launch of the world’s largest twin-engine passenger jet in 2022.
General Electric’s aviation subsidiary, GE Aviation, is celebrating the milestone with its massive new GE9X engine that will soon fly thousands of passengers around the world every day. It’s the exclusive engine for the Boeing 777X, a next-generation version of the manufacturer’s famed 777 wide-body aircraft used by the likes of American Airlines, British Airways, and Emirates.
Boeing first gave GE Aviation the exclusive contract to develop and build the engines for the 777X in 2013. A likely match, GE Aviation currently make the GE90 engines that are used by some airlines currently flying the 777, including Qatar Airways which operates the world’s longest 777 route between Doha, Qatar, and Auckland, New Zealand.
The engine’s certification brings Boeing one step closer to …