March 14, 2018 / 7:07 PM / in 9 months

GE begins flight trials for GE9X engine after delays

March 14 (Reuters) - General Electric Co has begun flight trials of the world’s largest jet engine after delays caused by technical problems, according to a bulletin to airlines seen by Reuters.

An aircraft fitted with GE Aviation’s GE9X engine being developed for the Boeing 777X flew on Tuesday, marking the start of a flight test campaign, the notice said.

GE did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)

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