Mlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1370 times:
I've tried to do some research on how GE/PW are joining forces to produce the GP7000, and integrating their respective technologies and components and I have yet to come up with answers to the following questions:
1) Which manufacturer is providing the majority of the engine?
2) Where will assembly take place? Given the core comes from GE, I'd assume in NC
3) What is so special about the low-spool from the PW core that is attractive to GE?
4) What does each manufacturer bring to the table that is the specialty from their technologies?
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Manzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1347 times:
I can only answer one or two of these, and then from a source which you've probably already looked at (Enginealliance.com)
4)P&W = Fan, Low pressure Compressor and Low Pressure Turbine
GE = High Pressure Compressor, Combustor, High Pressure Turbine, FADEC, and I guess everything else.
What I think it really boils down to is that neither company had the funding necessary to each come up with their own engines. Thus they form an alliance, pool cash and resources and set about integrating their respective specialities into a single powerplant whilst at the same time trying desperately to keep their respective crown jewels separate from the other.
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