Following the new GE9X engines successful on-wing testing in Victorville, California, Volga-Dnepr Airlines has returned the world’s largest jet engine to Ohio.
Volga-Dnepr provided logistics support for the GE9X engine’s return to Ohio for additional testing at GE Aviation’s Test Operations facility in Peebles.
“This most recent GE9X flight is the latest demonstration of our continuing relationship with GE which began in 1992 with the first airlift of GE90 engines to Boeing. Our partnership will continue to evolve into the future. This partnership has been further enhanced by the implementation of Volga-Dnepr’s strategy to establish an operating base in Houston,” says Axel Kaldschmidt, Global Director, Aerospace at Volga-Dnepr Group.
“This gives the airline the ability to work within arm’s reach of our customers, thus ensuring the ongoing cooperation of our technical experts along with sharing a culture of continued innovation with our key partner GE. These efforts are part of our continued commitment to deliver as promised for our customers in the Aerospace industry,” he adds.
Volga-Dnepr had previously transported the engine from Columbus to Victorville, late last November.
The GE9X is GE’s largest next generation jet engine and has a diameter equal to that of the body of a Boeing 737.
The engine was loaded into one of the airline’s An-124-100 freighters using the aircraft’s ramp loading system.