FAA and EASA Certify the GE90-115B-Powered 777-200LR
Singapore -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have certified the GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-200LR for passenger service. These certifications pave the way for initial revenue service with Pakistan International Airlines later this month.
The FAA and EASA certifications formally recognize that the twin-engine 777-200LR passed all testing and safety requirements during its six-month flight-test program. Two 777-200LR flight-test airplanes completed 886 flight-hours on 328 flights, and 318 ground-test hours. On both test airplanes, 27.8 miles of wiring were installed for the instrumentation used to record flight-test data. More than 73 terabits (73 followed by 12 zeros) of data were recorded and analyzed.
The GE90-115B is certified at an unprecedented 115,000 pounds (512 kN) thrust and serves as the powerplant for Boeing's 777-300ER, 777-200LR, and the upcoming 777 freighter targeted for entry into service in 2008.
In addition to Pakistan International Airlines, EVA Air, Emirates, Air Canada, and Air India have ordered the 777-200LR, powered by the GE90-115B engines.
The GE90-115B is part of GE's "ecomagination" product portfolio--GE's commitment to develop new, cost-effective technologies that enhance customers' environmental and operating performance.
Snecma of France, Avio SpA. of Italy, and IHI of Japan are revenue-sharing participants in the GE90 program.
GE - Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of jet engines for civil and military aircraft. GE also is a world-leading provider of maintenance and support services for jet engines.