Emirates Airline wants the proposed General Electric (GE) GE9X engines for the Boeing 777X to provide even more thrust for the aircraft than originally planned, to reach sufficient performance levels in Dubai’s extremely hot summers. “The extra thrust is needed to compensate for the cancellation of the water injection system,” Emirates President Tim Clark tells Aviation Week. The increased power requirement “applies to both variants”—the 777-8X and -9X. Emirates is expected to place ...

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