Boeing said its 747-8 Intercontinental completed its first four-hour test flight this week with a package of performance improvements including enhanced GE engines. Boeing flight test and evaluation Capt. Kirk Vining said, “It was a great flight and the engines performed as expected.” The aircraft’s performance improvement package includes improvements to the GEnx-2B engines and flight management computer (FMC) software. Boeing said the improvements have resulted in ...

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