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World’s largest jet engine is onboard of AirBridgeCargo’s Boeing 747-8

04 Feb 2020 1:20 PM | Anonymous

Original news was published on 01 February 2020

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) successfully completed transportation validation of the world’s largest jet engine, the GE9x, on Boeing 747-8 Freighter.

The new GE9X engine, developed by GE Aviation, powers the Boeing 777X airplane.

The 747-8 airplane was equipped with the propulsor core of the engine with the height of 2.85 m and weight of 11,545kg in Chicago, IL together with GE representatives.

Both ABC and GE teams strategised on positioning the engine onboard and attaching it with the aircraft’s structures, using 20FT pallets, cranes and other equipment.

“It was a great pleasure working with AirBridgeCargo on the 747F transportation validation. Our teams learned much through this process, and the AirBridgeCargo team was highly competent in their efforts, This is a great step forward for the GE9X entry in service readiness effort,”” says Jin Suzuki, GE Aviation GE9X Product Support Engineer.(to be added from GE)

“We are proud to be a part of the GE9x transportation manual development. We appreciate the vote of confidence and look forward to supporting GE further,” Fedor Novikov deputy general Director of AirbridgeCargo added.


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