FAA certifies Boeing 787-9 with GE engines: document

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The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in Chicago, April 24, 2013.  REUTERS/Jim Young

The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in Chicago, April 24, 2013.

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SEATTLE (Reuters) - The FAA has certified Boeing Co's 787-9 Dreamliner for use with General Electric Co engines, clearing the way for first deliveries of the new aircraft with the U.S.-made engines expected later this month.

The 787-9 is a larger version of the original Dreamliner and had already obtained FAA certification with Rolls-Royce engines. The first delivery of that configuration occurred in June.

An FAA certification document dated Thursday showed both the Rolls and GE engines as approved on the 787-9. The FAA and Boeing did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The document was first reported by the blog All Things 787.

(Reporting By Alwyn Scott; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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