September 21, 2017
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Safran delivers component for Boeing's airplane
The initial jet engine exhaust system component for Boeing’s new 777X airplane has been delivered by Safran Nacelles, achieving another on-time milestone in this Safran group company’s first major role as a supplier to the US aircraft manufacturer. Provided to Boeing was the exhaust system’s center body-a complex-shaped unit that contributes to the proper aerodynamic flow of exhaust from the 777X’s General Electric GE9X turbofan engines. The two-piece exhaust system center body is composed primarily of titanium and incorporates an acoustically treated area for reduced engine noise levels. The 777X’s exhaust systems are among the largest of their type ever manufactured for civil aircraft, and fully benefit from titanium’s lower mass and increased resistance to heat in jet engine applications.