Like the biggest engine in the world, in flight, will be tested
The GE9X engine will power the Boeing 777X. Tested it on a 747. General Electrics chief pilot explains what challenges he must overcome in the process.
In the case of the 777X, Boeing has suffered last week a setback. In the case of a static test of a cargo door of the fuselage was ripped. Previously, the GE9X had engines gezickt and for a postponement of the first flight taken care of. Manufacturer General Electric discovered a design flaw and flew all the copies shipped back to the factory, where components exchange.
For the monster engines but it is not the first flight. The largest ever built engine in the world, is already since last year in the air. With a specially converted Boeing 747-400 General Electric is testing your GE9X. Office exterior cladding, the 777X-exceeds factory in the diameter of drive Short and medium-haul aircraft such as the Boeing 737 or the Airbus A320.