Aviation News

May 13, 2010

Video: Boeing Powers Up First GEnx-Engined 787

(Photo courtesy of Boeing)

Boeing completed the first power-up of a General Electric GEnx powered 787 Dreamliner on Monday. The engines, installed on the fifth airframe to be built (ZA005) will be run through a series of ground tests to ensure that the aircraft is ready for its first flight later in the current quarter of 2010.

Dreamliner customers can choose between the GEnx engines and the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines for their aircraft. The first four 787 Dreamliners to come off the assembly line have all been powered by the RR option.






 
 

 

ETOPS – Enhancing Safety On Long Flights

As a passenger, you might see the word "ETOPS" stenciled on airplanes. What does ETOPS mean and why is it important?
by Ken Hoke
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Qantas Swings Back Into Profit After An Aggressive Restructuring

After a number of dark years for the airline's finances, things are finally starting to look up for Qantas as they have begun to return to profitability.
by Zina Aziz
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Four Engines vs. Two: The Surprising Mathematical Guarantee of Safety

One would think that an aircraft with additional engines would provide even better performance on normal takeoffs, but the extra engines actually reduces it.
by David J. Williams
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American Airlines Launches First Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

After a water cannon salute at 7:30 AM, the new jet with its quiet engines spooled up and we rocketed out of Dallas-Ft. Worth on our way to Chicago.
by Justin Cederholm
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The Evolution of Engine Starting: From Hand-Propping to Button Pushing

For many of us, our first understanding on how to start an airplane was when Bugs Bunny started the engines of the “World’s Largest Airplane” in Hare Lift (FF to 2:04). With a simple push of a button, all of the radial en...
by David J. Williams
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  • man those 787's are nice looking

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