GE Aviation’s GE90 has become the OEM’s first engine to use an additive manufactured part in the housing for the T25 sensor in its powerplant.
The sensor, located in the inlet, provides pressure and temperature measurements for the GE90s control system.
In February, GE Aviation gained certification for the T25 engine sensor for the GE90-94B, and is retrofitting it to more than 400 GE90-94B engines currently in service.
GE Aviation said the T25 sensor housing marks the beginning of its additive manufacturing capabilities.
It is also using the process to produce part of the fuel nozzle for its LEAP and its GE9X engine, which will power the 777X aircraft.