Tag: GE9X

Suspension of Boeing 777X Load Tests: Unexpected Issue

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing was forced to temporarily suspend load tests on its brand new Boeing 777X aircraft due to unexpected cargo door failure, multiple media reports reveal. Yet another incident which could possibly negatively impact program’s timeline. The Boeing Company has confirmed the issue which occurred during static tests and required the suspension. However, the airframer did […]

Guinness Record: World’s Biggest Engine Given the Title of Most Powerful

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. The record-breaking Boeing 777X aircraft will be powered by the most powerful commercial aircraft jet engine in the world, GE9X.  GE Aviation has broken its own record again. Until now, this record (title for the thrust) was held by GE’s GE90-11B engine of 127,900 pounds set in 2002. In 2017, […]

GE9X Engine Problem Could Delay First Boeing 777X Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute The problem detected while testing General Electric Co’s new GE9X turbine engine gives rise to growing uncertainty over the first flight of Boeing’s newest widebody aircraft 777X. It was expected that the aircraft powered by the world’s biggest commercial engines will go for a maiden flight already this month. Speaking at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions […]

Long-Awaited Boeing 777X: Where Is It?

Reading Time: 2 minutes So much excitement around the new Boeing 777X but so little information on its progress. Especially now, when Boeing struggles to bring 737 MAX turbulence to an end and restore trust of its clients in safety of its aircraft. If someone thinks that nothing is going on with a new plane, in fact, it is […]

Boeing to Debut 777X Already Next Week

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing announced that official debut of its long-awaited Boeing 777X model will take place on 13 March 2019. The record-breaking machine is expected to become the largest and most efficient two-engine jetliner worldwide. Our very first #777X flight test airplane will officially debut to the world on March 13th! Stay tuned to learn how you […]

Sneak Peek at World’s Biggest Engine: Already on Boeing 777X

Reading Time: 3 minutes A record-breaking Boeing 777X jetliner is almost ready for long-awaited rollout which is expected to happen already this month, in February 2019. Last month Boeing revealed that world’s biggest engines, GE9X, were already installed under the wings of the first 777X test aircraft. General Electric Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, initiated the development of […]

GE Starts 18-Month GE9X Certification Program

Reading Time: 1 minute GE Aviation has started the 18-month certification program for the GE9X engine that will exclusively power the Boeing 777X. The first round of certification tests will take place in Peebles, Ohio. The certification testing is beginning on the second GE9X engine GE has built; ultimately, there will be eight certification test engines. The next two […]

Boeing Shows Off New 777X Wing Center

Reading Time: 5 minutes Just 14 months after breaking ground Boeing opens its new $1 billion, 1.2-million-square-foot 777X wing center in Everett. Boeing has begun installing heavy equipment and robotic machines inside its gigantic new 777X composite wing center in Everett, and the first engineers have moved into offices that overlook production. On Thursday, just 14 months after the […]

Start Your Engine…Testing Begins on First GE9X Engine

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ground testing is underway on the first full GE9X development engine, which is the world’s largest commercial aircraft engine, at GE Aviation’s Peebles Testing Operation. “The entire GE9X team—from engineering to sourcing to value streams to development assembly—devoted countless hours to enable this achievement to occur,” said Bill Millhaem, general manager of the GE90/GE9X engine […]