General Electric’s decision to assume responsibility for the engine, nacelle and thrust reverser—rather than just the engine—for its Passport business jet engine project has worked so well that it hopes to replicate the approach in future programs, a GE Aviation executive tells Aviation Week. Taking total responsibility for the propulsion system “gives us some freedom to optimize the overall system from the start,” says Brad Mottier, who helps oversee the Passport project as VP and ...


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