The world’s largest jet engine tested

General Electric has tested the world’s largest jet engine, the GE9XTM.

The unit was tested on the company’s Boeing 747 test plane during a flight, and is set to power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft.

The engine will be in the “100,000 pound thrust class” and will have a front fan which measures 134 inches in diameter.

“Other key features include a next-generation 27:1 pressure-ratio 11-stage high-pressure compressor, and a third-generation TAPS III combustor,” said General Electric.

Engine certification is expected in 2019, added the company.

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The world’s largest jet engine tested