Out Front in Aviation - GE Aviation's Passport Engine on GE Flying Test Bed

| July 29, 2016

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The first flight for GE Aviation's Passport engine for Bombardier’s new Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets began on December 30th, 2014. The Passport engine’s first flight occurred on GE’s flying test laboratory, a modernized 747-100. It was the 16th aircraft shipped off the original Boeing 747 production line, entering service for Pan Am in 1972.

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