Boeing completes first tests for 747-8 engines

EVERETT, Wash. - December 9, 2009

The aerospace company says the engines and their systems performed as anticipated during the tests, which included starting and running the engines at multiple power settings.

In October, Boeing said it would record a $1 billion charge because of delays in producing the 747-8 Freighter.

As of last month Boeing had secured 105 orders for the 747-8 and anticipated the first flight of the plane by early next year.

Boeing is based in Chicago.

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