GE Aviation has completed design on Passport engine

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The Passport engine is the powerplant for the new Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets

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

The company now begins the detailed design phase. Component fabrication will begin soon,
leading to the start of assembly of the first full engine by the end of 2012.
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 organisation. “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.”

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