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General Electric Aircraft Engines
General Electric Aircraft Engines (GEAE) is the top supplier of aircraft engines in the world and offers engines for the majority of commercial aircraft. GEAE is part of GE Transportation, itself a major part of the enormous conglomerate General Electric, one of the world's largest corporations.
In 1942, GEAE developed the first US jet engine in Lynn, Massachusetts. It continues to make jet engines for the United States Department of Defense and subsidiary services. Engines assembled at this plant include the F404 , F414 , T700 , and CFE738 military powerplants. The Evendale, Ohio plant conducts final assembly for the CFM International CFM56, LM6000, and LM2500 powerplants. The Durham, North Carolina facility conducts final assembly for the GE90, CF6, and CF34 powerplants. The Durham facility is renowned for its unique team-oriented atmosphere and flat management structure.
GEAE's main competitors in the engine market are Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney. SNECMA Moteurs has significant interests in the GEAE civil engine range - having an equal share of CFM International which was established thirty years ago and major stake holdings in other engine families. GEAE is also a partner with Honda Motor Company in the GE Honda joint venture.
On April 6, 2004 Boeing announced that it had selected both GE and Rolls-Royce to power its new 7E7. GEAE's offering is the GENX, a development of the GE90. GE has also secured lead engine status on Airbus' 7E7 competitor, the Airbus A350.
- GEnx (Next-generation)
- GP7200 (with Pratt & Whitney)
- CFM56 (with SNECMA Moteurs)
- HF118 (with Honda)
- F103 - Military CF6
- F108 - Military CFM56
- General Electric F110
- F136 (with Rolls-Royce)
- LM2500 - Derived from GE TF39 and CF6-50
- LM6000 - Derived from GE CF6-80
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