FAA issues type certificate for GE-powered 787-8

Victoria
By Victoria March 22, 2012 23:24

FAA issues type certificate for GE-powered 787-8

Boeing has received an amended type certificate today from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the 787-8 Dreamliner equipped with General Electric GEnx engines.
“This is a great day for our customers and for our team who worked tirelessly to ensure the Dreamliner offers breakthrough fuel efficiency, unprecedented performance and new levels of comfort,” said Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. “We are pleased to accept the FAA’s confirmation of the safety and reliability of this airplane.”
The amended type certificate from the FAA formally recognizes that the 787 with GE engines has demonstrated compliance with rigorous federal regulations. The achievement caps off the most robust flight and ground test program ever conducted in the company’s history.
Initial type certification of the 787 with Rolls-Royce engines took place in August 2011. Each new combination of an airframe type and engine requires additional certification to validate the integrity of the design.

Victoria
By Victoria March 22, 2012 23:24
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