777X Flight Testing Delayed As GE Boosts GE9x Durability

Credit: Guy Norris/AW&ST
It was a tough decision, but one that had to be made. Early this month, with flight tests of the 777-9 approaching, Boeing and General Electric were confronted with a mechanical failure on a GE9X engine that left no option but to postpone the big day. It was a bitter pill to swallow, particularly as...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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