GE renames TechX engine Passport

Terry Spruce

General Electric has renamed their new engine power-plant Passport. This
new engine will power the new Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 models.

“Initially, we called
GE’s development program of this new engine the “TechX,” to highlight advanced technologies incorporated from
commercial and military applications being uniquely adapted for business jets,” said Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE’s Business and General Aviation organization. “This new name, Passport, is a better representation of the product – the world’s first integrated propulsion system specifically designed for ultra long-range, large cabin business jets, giving customers the power to fly powerfully, more quietly and efficiently – anywhere they want to go.”

GE expects the first engine to test in 2013.

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