The General Electric and Pratt & Whitney-led Engine Alliance GP7200 engine was installed for the first time on an Airbus A380 ultra-large airliner yesterday.

The first GP7200 was installed on A380 MSN009 on the outboard left position (pictured below). Airbus says the installation went "without any major problem".

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The engine received certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration in early January and Airbus aims to start flight tests of the GP7200-powered MSN009 in April.

The GE-P&W joint venture GP7000 programme also includes MTU, Snecma and TechSpace Aero as partners.

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Source: Flight International