Final flight tests of GE Aviation’s GE9X turbofan engine have been completed on the company’s Boeing 747-400 flying testbed ahead of the engine’s first flight this summer on the 777-9, the initial version of the US aircraft manufacturer’s new 777X twinjet series. The flight test campaign, which began in December 2018, stretched over more than 50 flights and 320 flight hrs., and followed an earlier preliminary test program between March and May ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"GE finishes final GE9X flight tests for Boeing 777X" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions?

Already registered? Log in here.