The ICE GENESIS project is being carried out by a consortium (led by AIRBUS OPERATION SAS) made up of 30 EU and non-EU partners from 9 countries (France, Austria, Italy, UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and Japan).

Each ICE GENESIS partner offers the multi-disciplinary expertise which is required in order to impact the aeronautical sector and to provide the expertise needed to meet the expectations from the participants, the industry and the European Commission.


GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military, business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components, as well as avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft.

GE Aviation, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH U.S., that in Europe comprehends 12,500 people, spread across 17 production and R&D sites, is heavily involved in the Clean Sky European program to develop new technologies for the next generation aero-engines. GE Aviation participates in the ICE-GENESIS project with its Munich-based Advanced Aviation Technology (AAT) Centre.
AAT is part of the GE Aviation global team, with strong contributions to the development and sustainability of commercial engines, from large turbofans to small turboprops, in both GE internal and joint research and technology programs, as well as in product turbomachinery design of next generation aero-engines, e.g. leading three Clean Sky core partner projects.
The AAT team develops and validates the newest technologies with an emphasis on commercial engines that will be in service by 2030 to 2035. Since its foundation, the team has contributed to the new generation engine programs such as Passport 20, LEAP, GE9X, and GE Catalyst, with focus on high Technology Readiness Level areas.

GE AAT is also a partner of the EU H2020 MUSIC-HAIC project on ice crystal icing

Role in the project

GE Aviation will provide requirements for the definition of the test set up and the test matrix of the database of Appendix C and Appendix O (WP3).
GE will work on the selection and definition of the test facility for snow testing, on the test article hardware and test matrix in order to generate a broad database of experiments that can be used for the validation of numerical tools. Additonally, GE will help defining numerical models to simulate snow flakes trajectories and their interactions with engine and inlets components with the other partners of WP8. GE will execute the validation of the methods on test cases that are going to be representative of the test articles conditions as well as engine applications (WP11)