General Electric's aviation chief said he was confident the group's technology will prove a big advantage as GE vies with other engine makers for the right to power Boeing's next-generation 777.
"We feel really confident that the calling card for GE in this next generation 777 is going to be the technologies we're developing for the GE9X," David Joyce told a media briefing at the Farnborough Airshow on Monday.
The GE9X refers to an improved version of the GEnx system that powers the current 787 and 747 models. GE is the current engine incumbent on the 777.
Pratt & Whitney, the engine making unit of United Technologies, said this week it had responded to a request for information from Boeing regarding the 777X. Rolls Royce is also talking to Boeing.
Boeing said on Sunday there is no timetable in place for decisions on its wide-body strategy.
"My incumbency as well as my commitment to the GEnx has given me a suite of technologies that are going to be very very competitive when Boeing has to make a decision on the 777," added Joyce.
He also said his company was in talks with Embraer as it mulls product changes.