More than a decade after Airbus and General Electric (GE) parted ways over failed plans to power the A350, the two companies have begun preliminary talks aimed at potential development of an “evolved” GEnx-based engine design for possible future variants of the big twinjet. The discussions, some of which were held at Airbus in Toulouse, France in October, are believed to have focused on a significantly advanced GEnx-1 variant incorporating an air bleed system and material and ...

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