FAA certifies 787 with GE engines

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 21, 2012
GEnx powered 787 test aircraft ZA005. (Boeing)

The US Federal Aviation Administration yesterday issued Boeing with an amended type certificate for the 787-8 Dreamliner equipped with General Electric GEnx engines.

Boeing completed flight testing of the combination last month. The 787 received FAA certification with Rolls-Royce engines in August 2011 and entered commercial service in October.

“This milestone completes the certification of the 787-8 airplane, and allows airlines to now operate the GE engine-powered 787 with both the baseline Block 4 engine and the PIP1 engine upgrade,” said Mike Sinnett, vice president and chief project engineer for the 787 program.

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The Qantas Group has selected the GEnx for the 50 787s it has on order, with first deliveries, to Jetstar, planned for mid-2013.

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