Engine Alliance

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Engine Alliance, LLC
Joint venture
Industry Aerospace
Founded 1996; 21 years ago (1996)
Headquarters East Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Key people
Dean Athans (President)
Mike Zapatka (CFO)[1]
Products Aircraft engines
Owners Pratt & Whitney
GE Aviation
Website www.enginealliance.com

The Engine Alliance (EA) is an American aircraft engine manufacturer based in East Hartford, Connecticut.[1] The company is a 50/50 joint venture between GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, and Pratt & Whitney,[1] a subsidiary of United Technologies. Engine Alliance was established in August 1996 to develop, manufacture, sell, and support a family of modern technology aircraft engines for new high-capacity, long-range aircraft.[2]

The main application for such an engine, the GP7200, was originally the Boeing 747-500/600X projects, before these were cancelled due to lack of demand from airlines.

Instead, the GP7000 has been re-optimized for use on the Airbus A380 superjumbo. In that market it is competing with the Rolls-Royce Trent 900, the launch engine for the aircraft. The two variants are the GP7270 and the GP7277.


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