Boeing installs GEnx-2B on first 747-8F

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Boeing has completed the installation of new General Electric GEnx-2B engines on the first Boeing 747-8 Freighter as final assembly of the new variant progresses towards first flight. Boeing aims to fly the 747-8F in the fourth quarter, with deliveries to Cargolux due to start in the third quarter of 2010. Developed from the GEnx-1B that powers the 787, the -2B is rated at 65,000lb thrust (289kN).

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