FAA certification for GE Aviation's GEnx engine
02 April 2008
GE Aviation's GEnx engine has received airworthiness certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration, the company said Monday.
The certification brings to a conclusion a two-year ground- and flight-testing programme for the engine, which is due to power Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, GE Aviation said in a press release.
The engine will replace the older CF6 engine.
The Genx is 15 per cent more fuel-efficient, and one of the quietest the company has produced, the release said.
To date, it has sold more than 1,100 of the engines worldwide.
Evendale-based GE Aviation, a unit of General Electric, develops and manufactures jet engines for commercial and military aircraft.