Dayton GE Aviation technology flies high in Boeing tests

Source: Boeing

The new Boeing 777X flew for the first time Saturday and went up on its second flight Wednesday.

The engines and other technologies powering the plane have strong Dayton and Ohio connections.

“On behalf of the GE team, congratulations to Boeing on the first flight of the 777X,” David Joyce, president and CEO of GE Aviation and a GE corporate vice chairman, said in a release. “Today’s massive milestone is a testament to the outstanding work and dedication of both companies,”

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Written by Thomas Gnau.

Originally published January 30, 2020.

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