July 10, 2014

GE names international aerospace companies as GE9X engine program participants

GE Aviation announced IHI Corporation (IHI: previously named Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries), Snecma and Techspace Aero (Safran), and MTU Aero Engines AG as participants in the GE9X engine program. The program participants will play a very significant role combining for approximately 25% share in the GE9X program, which is in development for the Boeing 777X aircraft.
IHI: With headquarters in Japan, IHI will be responsible for the design and manufacturing of various components in the low-pressure turbine and the fan mid-shaft.
Snecma (Safran): Based in France, Snecma will be responsible for the design and manufacturing of the 3D-woven composite forward fan case, the turbine rear frame and participate with GE on the composite fan blades through its 50/50 joint venture company at CFAN.
Techspace Aero (Safran): Headquartered in Belgium, Techspace Aero will be responsible for the design and manufacturing of the low pressure compressor as well as the manufacturing of the fan disk.
MTU Aero Engines AG: Located in Germany, MTU Aero Engines AG will be responsible for the design and manufacturing of the turbine center frame.



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