The first flight compliant GE9X engine has been delivered by General Electric to Boeing, marking the restart of preparations for the start of 777-9 flight tests. The engine, which is believed to have arrived at Boeing’s Everett facility by Antonov An-124 freighter on Oct 18, incorporates improvements to fix durability problems that were unearthed late in the test program this summer. The issue, which centered on the stator vanes in the compressor, forced Boeing to delay the start of ...

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