Friday, November 29, 2013

Its 2013 What's Under The Tree?

Its a new GE9X that will power the 777x 8-9 aircraft. Last year I wrote a Tree piece about  the folding wings, in a  777X format, making an introduction to the Blog world as some kind of writer of whimsical proportions. However, this is this year's rendition of Holiday trimmings and fantasy coming to life. Its the ostentatious GE9X made to order for the Gulf States. They want it, as in about 450, copies, and they will get it. I could not find a picture with enough wrapping paper applied so here it is on a Black Friday display floor.

So the Gulf States ordered a 777X purpose built aircraft complete with folding wings, special appliccations of plastic flight surfaces and this extra special GE9X to be produced as a super efficient, frost free jet engine This Tree ornament is the size of a UPS delivery van. So it will deliver on time with a consistancy of a Swiss Made watch.

The Brochure came with my engine gift under the tree.

If you could click on the GE bragging points I will enumerate a few  below.

Delivering bigger fuel-burn advantages
The GE9X will be the most fuel-efficient engine GE has ever produced on a per-pounds-of-thrust basis, designed to achieve significant fuel burn savings over its predecessor, including:
10%better SFC than the GE90-115B-powered 777-300ER.
5%better SFC than any other twin-aisle engine in 2020.