World’s Largest Commercial Jet Engine GE90
TURN UP YOUR VOLUME and listen to the immense sound of the worlds largest commercial engine spooling up and roaring as it powers this Etihad B777-300 down runway 23L at Manchester.
In 1995, the GE90 engine debuted aboard a British Airways 777 airplane along with commercial aviation’s first-ever carbon-fiber composite fan blades. Early GE90 engine models boasted outputs between 74,000 and 94,000 lbs. of thrust, and today it remains the world’s largest turbofan engine.
During certification testing in 2002, the GE90-115B engine set a world-record 127,900 lbs. of thrust.
This spotting location at Manchester offers spectacular views along with incredible sound as aircraft spool up just metres away from you!
Airline: Etihad Airways
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
Age: 6.2 year (February 2018)
Delivered: January 2012
Engines: 2x GE90
Route: Manchester Airport (MAN)- Abu Dhabi (AUH)
Departure Runway: 23L
Departure time: 08:25