"GE is developing the GE90-100B for the Boeing 777, with the engine derated in service to 98,000 pounds thrust. Also, GE will offer airlines an upgrade kit which can take all GE90 models to the 100,000 pound thrust configuration." GEAE
Does it mean the GE90-100B was (is?) to be both available with 100,000lb and 98,000lb max thrust?
Navion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1002 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1450 times:
The short answer to your question is no. There was no problem with the GE90 that had anything to do with the composites. As a matter of fact, the large fan on the GE90 is unusually durable. By the way, I am a Pratt & Whitney fan so this opinion is as unbiased as I can get.
Navion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1002 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1425 times:
The $500,000,000 Boeing received from GE for the exclusivity agreement makes business sense. Would I like to see the P&W Eagle on the nacelle of a PW4110? Absolutely!!! I have no doubt however the GE engine will meet spec and be a fine engine. It is important to remember that both RR and PW would be designing basically new engines. Their philosophies would be the same for the big engines and their smaller brothers, but the parts, specs, etc are all new. Look at some of the trouble my PW boys had ironing the bugs out of the 4098. It says it is a 4000 PW, but it is different in quite a few spots. It's funny, there seems to be tons of exclusivity these days, i.e. the 737NG's, 777X's, A343, A345, A346, 717, etc. And let's not even begin to consider the regional jets!!!! Holy cow!! It would be nice to be GE there!! Their CF34 series has all of the Bombardier RJ's, Embraers new RJ170 & RJ190's, Fairchilds 728 & 928's etc.