First GE9X engine delivered for 777-9

General Electric delivered a flight-compliant GE9X by An-124 to Everett yesterday.

This is a major marker and a positive step forward for the first test aircraft MSN001. A second engine is expected within the two weeks and its expected a fully powered ground test will happen on the aircraft by late November.

The engine was delayed after durability issues arose with test engines relating to the strator vanes in the compressor.