As General Electric prepares to begin the certification flight test campaign for the GE9X engine for Boeing’s 777X, the company is simultaneously ramping up plans to produce, maintain and support the world’s largest propulsion system for entry-into-service 2020 onwards. A big element of GE’s build-up for production readiness on the GE9X is related to the increased use of ceramic matrix composites (CMC) in the engine beyond the pioneering application of the lightweight, ...

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