General Electric has signed partnership agreements with Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) of Japan and Techspace Aero of Belgium to provide more than 37% of the company’s Passport engine, currently in development for Bombardier’s Global 7000 and 8000 business jets. Under the formalized joint venture agreements IHI will be responsible for the low pressure (LP) turbine module, aerodrive (gear) systems, fan hub frame and aft fan case. Liège, Belgium-based Techspace Aero will have ...


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