The most powerful engine in the world
The GE90, a high-thrust turbofan for widebody aircraft, was launched in 1990 by GE along with partners Snecma, IHI (Japan) and Avio (Italy). Developing 76,000 to 115,000 pounds of thrust, the GE90 has powered Boeing’s 777-200 and -300 long-range widebody twins since 1996. The GE90-115B, a more powerful version that entered service in 2004, is the exclusive powerplant for Boeing’s longer range 777-200LR, -200F and -300ER models.
Snecma has a 24% stake in GE’s GE90 program, with responsibility for the design, production and support of the low- and high-pressure compressor modules. Snecma is also responsible for half of composite fan blade production through Texas-based subsidiary CFAN, jointly owned with GE.
Snecma carries out development and certification tests of the GE90 on its huge test cell in Villaroche, near Paris.
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