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Video answers: ‘GE’s bet on goliath engines’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. The GE9X was selected to power the new 777X aircraft.
  2. They loosened the regulations related to twin-engine aircraft operations, making it possible for airlines to start using them on their long-haul flights.
  3. He had to decide whether to build a derivative of the CF6 engine, which was cheaper, or spend more than $2 billion on a completely new engine.
  4. Its most impressive improvement was the enormous increase in the high pressure compressor capability, which allowed the engines to set a world record for thrust.
  5. It will be lighter, more durable, will have a larger fan, a higher pressure ratio, and a 10% improved fuel burn over the GE90.

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