Powered by GE T700 engines, LA County’s Firehawks, a civilian version of the S-70 Blackhawk helicopter, operate a wide range of life saving missions, from search and rescue to fighting fires. Fly along with them in our new video, “Firehawks: Mission Critical.”
One Space Shuttle engine operating at sea level produces 375,000 pounds of thrust, while a single GEnx can produce up to 75,000 pounds of thrust. It would take five GEnx engines to replace one Space Shuttle engine, and 15 to propel the entire 4.5-million-pound shuttle at liftoff, which is roughly eight times the weight of the average Boeing Dreamliner.
A GP7200 jet engine at the Emirates & GE Engine Maintenance Center in Dubai shot by Adam Senatori.The GP7200 powers the Airbus A380 and is produced by Engine Alliance, a joint venture between GE and Pratt & Whitney.
There are over 10,000 planes in the Boeing 737 fleet. Stacking each one from the ground up would make a pile 77 miles high. For context, that’s well past the 62-mile mark where outer space begins. GE technology helps power the majority of the 737 fleet with the CFM56 jet engine.
This replica of a Boeing 777 took five years to build and is made entirely of paper file folders.
The Boeing 777 uses two GE90-115B engines, the most powerful jet engine ever built. “The blades are just beautiful,” says Luca Iaconi-Stewart, the designer who created the replica. “I studied them at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where they are part of the design collection.”
Read the full interview and see more pictures of the masterpiece at GE Reports.