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GE Aviation's TechX engine selected to power Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets

Bombardier has selected GE Aviation to provide the integrated powerplant system for the new Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets, launching the development of a new business jet engine for GE, currently called the TechX engine.

The TechX engine will further strengthen GE's presence in the ultra long-range, large cabin business aviation segment, which includes aircraft that can travel up to 7,900 nautical miles with 8 passengers. The engine will incorporate advanced technologies from both GE's commercial and military engines developed with the company's annual $1B investment in new technology research and development.

The TechX engine will deliver several benefits, including: 8 percent lower specific fuel consumption than current business jet engines in the 10-20K thrust class, more than 50 percent margin to CAEP/6 regulations on all emissions (NOx, smoke, hydrocarbons and CO) and world-class performance and reliability.

"This selection of the TechX engine to power Bombardier's Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets significantly expands GE's Business and General Aviation product portfolio and enables us to bring GE's advanced technology to this business aviation segment," said Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation's Business and General Aviation organization.

The TechX engine will produce around 16,500 pounds of thrust and incorporate advanced technologies, such as:

* A composite fan case and a unique front fan blisk that will reduce weight and lower cabin noise and vibration;

GE's eCore technology, including:

* High pressure ratio, 10-stage compressor with advanced materials for enhanced reliability and durability and improved fuel consumption,

1 Latest generation Twin Annular Pre-mixed Swirler II (TAPS II) combustor that will produce fewer NOx emissions throughout the flight envelope compared to current business jet engines in this segment,

2 High pressure turbine with advanced material and cooling design for enhanced durability and improved performance;

* Integrated propulsion system with a slim-line nacelle with outward opening lower cowl to reduce weight and drag while allowing for easy maintenance access and high availability.

Core testing of the eCore technologies are already underway with the eCore Demonstrator 2 to run next year. The TechX engine is scheduled to begin testing in 2013.

Press release issued by GE Aircraft Engines on October 19, 2010

 

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GE Aircraft Engines Turboprop Engines, Turboshaft Engines, Turbofan Engines, Turbojet Engines
Bombardier Inc. Airframer

 

 Related aircraft programs:
Bombardier Global series

 

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