October 24, 2013
GE Honda Aero Engines completes certification testing on HF120 engine
GE Honda Aero Engines has completed all U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification testing on its HF120 engine, with all certification reports submitted. GE Honda anticipates receiving type certification by year end. The HF120 engine program involved 13 certification ground-test engines in addition to flight-test engines that accumulated more than 12,000 cycles and more than 8,400 hours. This included 3,000 simulated flight cycles accumulated on a single engine as part of a rigorous endurance validation program. Further endurance tests will continue on the HF120 engine utilizing Honda’s Tokyo, Japan test cell, keeping the engine well ahead of the fleet.