GE Begins GE9X Demonstrator Core Testing

GE Aviation has started testing the first demonstration core for the GE9X engine that will power the 777X aircraft.

GE Aviation has started testing the first demonstration core for the GE9X engine that will power the 777X aircraft.

The OEM said that during testing at its facility in Evendale, Ohio, the demonstration core successfully operated at maximum or redline speeds over the entire GE9X flight envelope and exceeded the engine’s 27:1 compressor ratio.

In a statement released on Thursday (December 3), GE said it will now test the demonstrator core’s aero optimisation and combustor operability. The GE9X is set for flight testing on GE’s testbed in 2017 with a certification date of 2018.

 

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