GE Honda Aero Engines expects to achieve its long-awaited FAA certification for the HF120 turbofan by year-end, paving the way for the start of initial production in coming months. “We submitted the final two certification reports to the FAA last week,” said GE Honda Aero Engines President Terry Sharp during last week’s NBAA annual convention. “On Sept. 3 we held the interim type board meeting at which they [FAA] endorsed the type certificate plan and granted readiness for engine type ...


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