Despite the fact that Airbus's current plan for the A350 is for a larger airplane than the 787, GE plans to use the same basic core/fan GEnx powerplant on both aircraft, said Tom Brisken, GEnx GM for GE Transportation. The GEnx-72A is planned to produce 72,000 lb. of thrust for the A350, at the high end of the 55,000-72,000-lb. range expected for the 787 family. While the GEnx currently is seen to have thrust growth capability to 75,000 lb., that estimate may move upward after the first ...

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