General Electric said yesterday that it has frozen the design for the GEnx engine that will power both the 787 and A350. Called Tollgate 6 in GE nomenclature, completing this stage in the development process launches the detailed design phase. Also, fabrication of components is underway, leading to assembly of the first full engine in October. The first GEnx goes to test in 2006, with certification set for 2007. It will produce 55,000-75,000 lb. of thrust. Four international companies ...

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