19 December 2013
Boeing (NYSE: BA) said it delivered the first 747-8 with performance-improved GEnx-2B engines as part of the airplane´s performance improvement package.
A Cathay Pacific Airways 747-8 Freighter was the first 747 to deliver with the PIP engines.
The engine is the first of the package´s three improvements to enter service. The two other components, flight management computer software upgrades and reactivation of the horizontal tank fuel system on the 747-8 Intercontinental, are expected to enter service later this month and in early 2014, respectively.
The PIP engine improves the airplane´s efficiency by 1.8 percent, the company said.