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

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood 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.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood June 18, 2019 11:18