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How Powerful is the GE90?

We are looking at the power values of the GE90 engine, which holds the title of being the world's largest aircraft engine.

22 July 2019, 15:43

We are looking at the power values of the GE90 engine, which holds the title of being the world’s largest aircraft engine.

Generated by General Electric and attracting attention with its massive dimensions, the engine impresses with its power values. 

Before we examine the power of the engine, we need to look at some technical information. The power values of aircraft engines can be expressed in kN, Newton. To convert the kN value to N, it is necessary to multiply by 1000. On the other hand, 1 Newton force is considered to be the force required to lift a weight of 0,10193 kg vertically. When examining the power of an aircraft engine, we can assume a Newton force of 0.1 kilograms. After the basics, we can see how powerful the GE Aviation GE90-115B engine is.

GE Aviation GE90-115B Technical Details and Power

The total weight of this motor used in B777-300ER / -200LR / Freighter aircraft is 8761 kg. The engine with a diameter of 3.25 meters has a thrust of 514 kN. 

We can see that the GE90-115B engine with 514000 N thrust has the capacity to lift up to 51,400 kilograms vertically. 

The B777’s engine diameter is only 30 centimeters smaller than the body diameter of the B737.

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