GE has completed its first flight test of the world’s largest jet engine

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GE has completed its first flight test of the world’s largest jet engine GE has completed its first flight test of the world’s largest jet engine
2:30 PM ET Thu, 15 March 2018 | 00:52
General Electric has conducted its first flight test of the world’s largest-ever jet engine.

The GE9X engine lifted off Wednesday, under the wing of GE Aviation’s Boeing 747 flying test-bed in Victorville, California.

The test had been delayed from February after engineers discovered a design issue with the turbofan. GE described the issue as minor and that it would not delay the program.

The engine has approximately the same diameter as the fuselage of a Boeing 737 and houses a 134-inch-diameter front fan, that GE has claimed to be the largest of any commercial engine in production.

In a press release, Ted Ingling, the general manager of the GE9X program, said the test flight was…

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