General Electric’s GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X has been mounted on the company’s 747-400 flying testbed in Victorville, California, marking a key milestone toward the beginning of test flights around the end of the year. The first image of the engine, installed in the No. 2 position on the left wing of the 747, emphasizes the way GE has had to cantilever the extremely large powerplant forward and slightly up above the leading edge to provide adequate ground clearance. ...


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