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Completion Of GEnx 787-8 Certification Testing

Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:26 am

Boeing has announced that all flight and ground testing for certification of the 787-8 with GEnx engines is complete according to this media release. The final flight test was late last month.

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EVERETT, Wash., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has completed all flight tests expected to be required for type certification of the 787-8 Dreamliner with General Electric GEnx engines. This marks the end of all certification flight testing associated with the baseline model of the 787. Testing on engine and airframe improvements will continue as needed, as it does for all airplane programs.
 
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RE: Completion Of GEnx 787-8 Certification Testing

Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:36 am

Interesting. Hopefully the the GEnX powered 787s will start delivery and passenger flights soon. Has JAL scheduled the first flight?

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RE: Completion Of GEnx 787-8 Certification Testing

Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:10 am

Great news to hear that all engines are now certified! Who are the first few operators of the GEnX 787's? I know JAL is one but apart from that, not sure. Is there a table of something to distinguish which operator has ordered which engine type on the 787?

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RE: Completion Of GEnx 787-8 Certification Testing

Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:57 pm

Quoting GCPET (Reply 2):
Who are the first few operators of the GEnX 787's? I know JAL is one but apart from that, not sure.

JAL and Air India are first up, I think. Judging by the flightline paint jobs, Royal Air Maroc is in there early too.

Quoting GCPET (Reply 2):
Is there a table of something to distinguish which operator has ordered which engine type on the 787?

Go to the Boeing orders/deliveries page:
http://active.boeing.com/commercial/...definedselection.cfm&pageid=m15527

Then run a report for Orders, All Dates, All Customers, 787, sorted by Customer Name. For customers that have chosen an engine, it will be listed in the results.

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RE: Completion Of GEnx 787-8 Certification Testing

Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:55 pm

Quoting GCPET (Reply 2):
Great news to hear that all engines are now certified!

Are they? Certification testing is complete. I am wondering if one or another authority is still mulling things over.
 
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RE: Completion Of GEnx 787-8 Certification Testing

Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:37 pm

Quoting SSTeve (Reply 4):
Are they? Certification testing is complete. I am wondering if one or another authority is still mulling things over.

Certification testing is complete. The amended type certificate has not been granted.

Tom.