Boeing 787 tests GE next-gen engine (via Flightglobal)

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Boeing today tested a 787 powered by General Electric’s next-generation composite engine.

GEnx-1B64 engines in a four-hour flight.

Flightglobal reports that this is the fifth Boeing 787 aircraft to be tested. Royal Air Maroc will deploy the 787-GEnx platform starting in early 2011.

The composite 787 is expected make its first commercial flight, powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines, for Japan’s All Nippon Airways by the end of this year.