Deeper clean for improved
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 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
|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|
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.**
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.***
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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.