GE Aviation’s future fighter engine

TECHNOLOGY XA100

GE Aviation’s XA100 adaptive-cycle engine.

The announcement by GE Aviation on February 27 that its XA100 variable-cycle fighter engine design had completed—to the satisfaction of the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)—the detailed-design process under the US Air Force’s Adaptive Engine Transition Program (AETP) means GE is cleared to manufacture all the parts required to build and test XA100 engines.

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