CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. said on Tuesday that it received government approval for its 787 equipped with General Electric engines.
Boeing has been delivering 787s with Rolls-Royce engines since last fall. Each engine and airplane combination needs its own certification from the Federal Aviation Administration. The certification announced Tuesday clears the way for Boeing to begin delivering 787s with the GE engine.
Boeing has orders from 60 customers for 873 of the jets. The 787 is a mid-sized jet expected to be used on long-haul international flights.
Shares of Chicago-based Boeing fell 24 cents to close at $75.16.