The first General Electric GEnx engines on a Boeing 787
Dreamliner came to life Monday with initial engine starts.
Customers can choose between the GEnx engines and the Rolls-Royce
Trent 1000 engines to power their 787s.
"This is another exciting step in our progress on the 787 test
program," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of
the 787 Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Our partners at GE
have worked diligently to ensure their engines are ready for the
testing that is going to occur both before first flight of ZA005
and throughout the flight test program."
Following engine testing, ZA005, the fifth 787 to be built, will
undergo a series of ground tests similar to those conducted on the
first 787s to ensure that it is ready for first flight later this