Higher Thrust, Smooth Mode Transitions In Tests Of GE Adaptive XA100

XA100 engine
The most heavily instrumented test engine in GE and U.S. Air Force development history, the first XA100 was evaluated at both steady-state and transient conditions in GE’s altitude test facility in Ohio.
Credit: GE Aviation
GE has completed initial test runs of the first full-scale XA100 three-stream adaptive combat engine, marking the start of a new chapter in military turbine engine development and paving the way for a new generation of variable-cycle powerplants for sixth-generation fighters. Developed by GE’s...

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