GE Aviation has finalized the architectural design of its Passport engine for the Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft. The “Tollgate 6” review, part of GE's New Product Introduction Process, was held on April 27. With the design frozen, GE now begins the detailed design phase. Component fabrication will begin soon, leading to the start of assembly of the first full engine by year-end. The first engine is scheduled to begin testing in 2013.
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