The jet engine has existed for well over 70 years and engineers are always working on ways to improve it. Innovation comes in a variety of ways but usually, you make something smaller and faster or bigger and better. General Electric went with the bigger and better approach for their latest jet engine the GE9X and it is really big.
It has taken six years of development but the General Electric GE9X is finally getting the finishing touches. This massive engine is bigger and more fuel efficient than previous models and is expected to revolutionize commercial aviation.
“It’s designed to deliver a 10% improved aircraft fuel burn versus the GE90-115B-powered 777-300ER and a 5% improved specific fuel consumption versus any twin-aisle engine available, plus achieve an approximate 10:1 bypass ratio, a 60:1 overall pressure ratio and margin to Stage 5 noise limits.”
– General Electric
THe GE9X along with being environmentally friendly is also one of the quietest engines ever produced. The sheer size of this engine is probably its most impressive feature, so take a good look at it in this video from General Electric to see their new masterpiece.