General Electric’s Passport engine is entering the final phases of certification for Bombardier’s Global 7000/8000 long-range business aircraft, the first versions of which are set to enter service next year. The 16,500-lb.-thrust engine is being readied for upcoming water-ingestion testing and a final fan-blade-out evaluation. On Dec. 30, the engine also began flight tests on GE Aviation’s Boeing 747-100 flying testbed at Victorville, California. GE adds that the Passport ...

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