General Electric’s GE9X engines has been officially certified to power the B777X.
After some delays which had initially delayed the first flight of the B777-9, as well as reporting multiple issues with various parts of the engine, such as excessive vibration and accelerated wear in certain parts of the engine, GE has overcome those issues and had the GE9X officially certified by the FAA.
Whilst I’m personally not a big fan of Boeing, this is a step in the right direction to hopefully see them back on track, producing planes up to a good quality, devoid of issues which may arise. If there is anything, the board of directors at Boeing would be expecting to see a plane with less faults than the B787 and B737MAX which were plagued with issues right from the first delivery up to today.
If there is anything to go by, I thoroughly hope that there another aircraft manufacturer that could come onto the scene to push the other to create even better planes.