Boeing 777X delayed after ‘unexpected wear’ for GE9X jet engine

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com June 18, 2019 11:18

Boeing 777X delayed after ‘unexpected wear’ for GE9X jet engine

GE Aviation has found what it is reporting to be unexpected wear in a part for its new engine for the new Boeing 777X passenger plane.

This will mean a delay of several months while it redesigns and tests the part.

GE Aviation Chief Executive David Joyce said. “There is a (stationary) component in the front of the compressor which is wearing prematurely.”

GE expects the first flight of 777X to take place this year, he added.

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com June 18, 2019 11:18