GE Aviation’s GEnx-1B engine, which powers the Boeing 787, has been given FAA 330-minute extended-range, twin-engine operations (ETOPS) approval. The FAA approval confirms the engine has demonstrated the reliability to conduct ETOPS flights up to 330 minutes flying time from a primary or alternate airport, GE said.  The approval process included a 3,000-cycle ground endurance test in April. The first GEnx-2B-powered Boeing 747-8 was delivered to Cargolux in October. Five ...

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