Boeing announced the successful testing of the 747-8 Freighter engine. The successful test is the latest in a string of steady successes in the development of the aircraft’s path to flight testing.
Mo Yahjavi, VP and general manager of the 747 program, said “We are very pleased with the engines’ performance during this test. The engines and all the systems performed as expected.”
During the testing, the engines were run at various power levels. The new aircraft is expected to provide increased fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and noise levels. The aircraft uses GE’s GEnx-2B engines. Tom Brisken, GE’s general manager of the GEnx Program, said “This milestone is an exciting one for the GEnx-2B team and we anticipate the engines will continue the same high performance that we have experienced in our ground and flight tests.”