Boeing 747-8I completes first test flight with performance improvements

Credit: Courtesy, Boeing
Boeing said its 747-8 Intercontinental completed its first four-hour test flight this week with a package of performance improvements including enhanced GE engines. Boeing flight test and evaluation Capt. Kirk Vining said, “It was a great flight and the engines performed as expected.” The aircraft’s...

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