Farnborough: GE (GE -0.35%) plans to start testing an upgraded version of its GE90 engine next...

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Farnborough: GE (GE -0.35%) plans to start testing an upgraded version of its GE90 engine next year as it vies with Pratt & Whitney (UTX) and Rolls Royce (RYCEY.PK) to equip Boeing's (BA) next-generation 777. The plane will be made with the composite materials used in the 787 Dreamliner, making it lighter and cutting thrust requirements. (More on Air show)