General Electric has opted for a one-sixth-scale model of its latest engine for wind tunnel trials at a unique Boeing facility designed specifically for testing jet engines. "We're not spending as much money as we would on full-scale hardware," said GE lead engineer Anthony Opalski. The eventual full-sized engine will be the biggest commercial engine yet built and will power Boeing's new 777X, achieving a projected 10% increase in fuel efficiency, according to this article.

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