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FAA certifies world’s largest jet engine for commercial use – Source CNET Tech


General Electric says the GE9x’s 16 composite fan blades are the lowest number it has made for a commercial jet engine.

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Boeing’s new 777X has flown over a key hurdle to carrying passengers now that the Federal Aviation Administration has certified the enormous jet engine developed to power the wide-body airliner. General Electric announced on Monday that the FAA had officially blessed the GE9x, the largest commercial jet engine ever built.

“There is no substitute that can achieve the combination of size, power and fuel efficiency of the GE9X,” GE Aviation CEO John Slattery said in a…

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