General Electric design and build a variety of engines for commercial and military purposes.
Engines for the Boeing 777, Airbus A380, and 787 are all produced by General Electric. According to GE, more than 33,000 of their engines are currently in service.
Of course, the engines that we are most interested in are those that power private jets.
The following General Electric engines are those that power private jets – both past and present.
|CF34-1A||Bombardier Challenger 601-1A|
|CF34-3A||Bombardier Challenger 601-3A|
|CF34-3A||Bombardier Challenger 601-3AER|
|CF34-3A1||Bombardier Challenger 601-3R|
|CF34-3B||Bombardier Challenger 604|
|CF34-3B||Bombardier Challenger 605|
|CF34-3B||Bombardier Challenger 650|
|CF34-3B1||Bombardier Challenger 850|
|CF34-10E7-B||Embraer Lineage 1000|
|CF34-10E7-B||Embraer Lineage 1000E|
|CFE738-1-1B||Dassault Falcon 2000|
|Passport||Bombardier Global 7500|
GE spend over $1 billion every year on research and development.
The engines that are currently bolted to these private jets date as far back as 1983 with the CF34-1A engines powering the Bombardier Challenger 601-1A.
The CF34 range of engines are, as you can see above, a popular range of engines. These engines power both private jets and commercial airliners.
Additionally, the GE Passport engines power the Bombardier Global 7500, one of the fastest aircraft in the sky, with a maximum cruise speed of 516 knots.