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Boeing's 777X is powered by two General Electric GE9X engines. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

FAA Certifies the GE9X Powerplant

On Monday, GE Aviation announced the Federal Aviation Administration has certified its new GE9X engine, built specifically for Boeing’s new 777X aircraft. Although the company hit some snags along the way, the certification is a huge step forward in developing the massive jet, which is expected to enter service in 2022. As of now, the first 777X is to be delivered to Lufthansa, with Emirates second in line. Federal Aviation Regulations Part 33 governs the certification process of aircraft powerplants.…

GE Aviation Requests to Assist in COVID-19 Fight, Rebuke Layoffs

In determination to save both its work and help stop the spread of coronavirus, the employees of General Electric staged a protest on Monday to support bringing back furloughed employees and help convert the shuttered GE buildings for ventilator production. The company’s aviation side has been focused on as areas…