GE is optimistic about flight test progress on GEnx-1B-powered 787

06/1/2011 | Aviation Daily

General Electric said it is confident that the ETOPS and functional and reliability tests will start in the middle of next month on the GEnx-1B-powered Boeing 787. "We're several weeks from entry-into-service of the GEnx-1B-powered 787 in October with Japan Airlines," said Bill Fitzgerald, GEnx product line vice president and general manager. Meanwhile, the Rolls-Royce-powered 787 is 96% through its test program, according to Boeing.

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