Engine Alliance

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Engine Alliance, LLC
Joint venture
Founded1996; 24 years ago (1996)
FounderGE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney Edit this on Wikidata
Key people
Dean Athans (President)
Mike Zapatka (CFO)[1]
ProductsAircraft engines
OwnersPratt & Whitney
GE Aviation

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 aircraft engines for new high-capacity, long-range aircraft.[2]

The main application for such an engine, the GP7100, was originally for 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 competed with the Rolls-Royce Trent 900, the launch engine for the aircraft. The two EA variants are the GP7270 and the GP7277.

On September 30, 2017, an Engine Alliance GP7270 engine suffered from an uncontained failure during the passenger flight of Air France Flight 66.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c "Engine Alliance, LLC: Private Company Information". Bloomberg. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  2. ^ About Us | Engine Alliance Archived 2012-03-14 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Air France plane loses engine cover above the Atlantic Ocean, New Zealand Herald, October 1 2017.
  4. ^ Engine Explodes on an Air France Plane, Forcing an Emergency Landing. New York Times, September 30, 2017.

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