Helping to Create the Optimal Aircraft with ecomagination0

ecomagination staff | Thu Jul 5 2012

Two thousand and eleven was a banner year for GE Aviation’s ecomagination-certified products.

The Passport™ Integrated Propulsion System offered reduced fuel burn and emissions for private jets while the ClearCore™ engine wash improved engine performance by removing surface contaminants.

But it was the performance of the LEAP™ engine– produced by CFM International, the 50-50 collaboration between France’s Snecma and GE Aviation — that dazzled. Orders of the LEAP, which will power narrow-body aircraft such as the new A320neo aircraft, totaled 3,000 units in 2011.

The LEAP engine will allow new aircraft to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel burn by 15 percent compared to current CFM engines in this aircraft class.

As we approach the summer air show season, kicking off with the Farnborough International Air Show on July 9, here’s a look at aviation highlights from the ecomagination Progress Report.