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GE's 360 Foam Wash

Deeper clean for improved
fuel efficiency

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Specially-formulated solution

GE's 360 Foam Wash is an alternative to the water wash method with more cleaning capability. The 360 Foam Wash cart injects a proprietary foam detergent into the engine that removes dust and dirt particles. The foam reaches target areas within the engine, helping restore engine performance and improve fuel efficiency.

GE's 360 Foam Wash is approved for use on multiple GE engine programs

Technical licenses can be obtained for models of GE90, GEnx and CF34, as well as Engine Alliance’s GP7200 engines. Foam wash was developed by GE technologists and tested in collaboration with customers worldwide.

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GE's 360 Foam Wash vs. Water Wash

Benefits Foam Wash Water Wash
Aircraft availability Fits into an existing AC maintenance schedule Fits into an existing AC maintenance schedule
Process time ~1-2 hrs. to prep and restore
~3-4 hrs. cleaning time
~1-2 hrs. to prep
~1-2 hrs. cleaning time
Manpower 2 personnel, no cockpit crew 3 personnel, cockpit crew required
constant monitoring
Maintenance flexibility Inside or outside Outside only, special drainage
Dry out 24 hr. window 1 - 12 hr. window
Wash data for analytics Automatic data upload Manual data input
Fuel Efficiency Up to 3X better fuel flow recover than water wash 0.08% - 0.22% fuel flow recovery

Up to 3X more fuel savings
than water wash

360 Foam Wash testing with GEnx, GE90 and CF34 engines has shown some customers improved engine performance by reducing build-up of deposits in the engine, lowering engine exhaust temperatures, and improving engine compressor efficiency. These improvements led to reduced fuel consumption and increased engine time on wing.

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70
tons
REDUCED CO2 EMISSIONS PER YEAR

GEnx
Cleaning GEnx-powered Boeing 787 aircraft engines with 360 Foam Wash instead of water wash has the potential to save 15,900 gallons of fuel per year and related CO2 emissions.**

380
tons
REDUCED CO2 EMISSIONS PER YEAR

GE90
Cleaning GE90-powered Boeing 777 aircraft engines with 360 Foam Wash instead of water wash has the potential to save 35,500 gallons of fuel per year and related and related CO2 emissions.***

Greater fleet management flexibility

• Maintenance planning
• Spare engine planning
• Increased time on wing
• In-hangar, outside and off-wing
• Dry-out window extended to 24 hours vs.
12 hours for water wash

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Let’s start the conversation

GE engine customers are welcome to reach out
for more information and to discuss a license
agreement for GE's 360 Foam Wash. Contact
your GE Customer Support Manager, Customer
Program Manager or use the form below.

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* Engine Alliance is a 50-50 joint venture between GE and Pratt & Whitney.
** Estimates for GEnx fuel savings based on 650 cycles a year, with each cycle lasting six hours on a two-engine Boeing 787 Dreamliner operating in the Middle East
*** Estimates for GE90 fuel savings based on 700 cycles a year, with each cycle lasting 6.5 hours on a two-engine Boeing 777 operating in the Middle East.

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