Engine makers fine-tune improvements as 787 readies for long-delayed first flight
With the 787 finally poised for first flight, Rolls-Royce and General Electric are working to introduce newly developed engine improvements earlier into the program than scheduled. Rolls-Royce has finalized its new software load for the Trent 1000 engines installed on the first four flight-test airframes. The Boeing test pilots who will make the first flight of ZA001 as early as this week, Mike Carriker and Randy Neville, also tested out the new software on a Trent 1000 during a recent ...
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