Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.

Front page

GE Aviation freezes design of PassportTM engine

GE Aviation has finalized the architectural design of its Passport engine for the Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft.

The "Tollgate 6" review, part of GE's New Product Introduction process, was held on April 27. With the design frozen, GE now begins the detailed design phase. Component fabrication will begin soon, leading to the start of assembly of the first full engine by year end. The first engine is scheduled to begin testing in 2013.

"With the engine architecture in place, the team is now focused on moving the Passport engine from CAD drawings to development assembly," said Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation's Business and General Aviation organization. "The Passport engine will incorporate advanced technologies and materials to provide 8% lower specific fuel consumption than engines in its class, margin to emissions and noise regulations and world-class reliability and support."

The Passport engine for the Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets will produce 16,500 pounds of thrust and incorporate a composite fan case that will reduce weight, a unique 52" front fan blisk for lower cabin noise and vibration and technologies from GE's eCore suite that reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency. The Passport's integrated propulsion system from Nexcelle, a joint venture between GE and Safran, will provide aerodynamic advantages and feature outward opening clamshell upper and lower cowl doors for easy maintenance access and high dispatch availability.

Since launching the engine in 2010, GE has conducted validation tests on the fan blisk design and other components with positive results. Testing was completed on two eCore demonstrators, which accumulated 150 hours. Another eCore demonstrator is scheduled to run next year.   

Press release issued by GE Aircraft Engines on May 14, 2012


 Contact details from our directory:
Nexcelle Nacelles, Thrust Reversers, Exhaust Systems
GE Aircraft Engines Turboprop Engines, Turboshaft Engines, Turbofan Engines, Turbojet Engines


 Related aircraft programs:
Bombardier Global series


 Related directory sectors:
Engine Components

Enhanced listings:

General Plastics Manufacturing Co.
General Plastics has been supplying OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies with flame-retardant foam core materials and custom flexible foam molded parts for aircraft flight decks and interior cabins for over 50 years.

United Performance Metals
A global distributor and processor of titanium products for over 40 years, and a leading supplier to the aerospace industry

Belden Universal
Specialty universal joints and drive shafts, designed to satisfy even the most rigorous operating criteria. Belden Universal is AS9100C certified.

The leading provider of heat treatment services worldwide. Bodycote offers high quality, reliable and cost-effective services to manufacturers whatever their size or market sector.

Dexmet Corporation
Dexmet MicroGrid® an innovative product line that help improve the composite aircraft withstand the rigors of a lightning strike

See our advertising tariff.


Monthly page limit exceeded. Please buy a subscription.

© Copyright of Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2016. Terms & Conditions of reading.