Watch: Boeing 787 makes first flight with new GE engine

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by KING5.com

KING5.com

Posted on June 16, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 16 at 11:08 PM

EVERETT, Wash. - A Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its first flight with a GEnx engine from General Electric on Wednesday. The 787 took off from Paine Field in Everett.

GE says the engine will reduce noise levels by 30 percent. The engine is also the first to have a front fan case and fan blades made of carbon fiber composites.

Boeing says 787 customers will be able to choose between the GEnx and the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.

GE believes the first 787 with the GEnx will be delivered early next year.

 

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