Made specifically for commercial jets such as the Boeing 747-8 and Boeing 787, the engine promises 15% higher fuel efficiency than previous GE engine models, such as the GE90 and CF6. It will be used first by a Japan Airlines 787 later this year. Watch it in action in this video.
The GEnx’s uses a new technology, the twin-annular pre-swirl (TAPS) combustor, to reduce NOx as well as CO2 emissions from the jet engine and is also GE’s most quiet engine. It was envisioned as part of the GE’s “ecomagination” product portfolio. Read more about GE ecomagination here.
This video, from the GE Reports YouTube Channel, was originally published here.