General Electric Co. is investigating a second failure of its GEnx jet engine after a Boeing Co. 747-8 wide-body freighter flown by AirBridgeCargo Airlines lost thrust during takeoff in Shanghai three days ago.
General Electric Co. and Boeing Co. are working on software to help prevent ice buildup in engines on the newest 747 jumbo jet after four planes lost thrust at cruising altitude in a three-month span this year.
Boeing Co. is pulling an engine off a new 787 Dreamliner and trucking it this week to General Electric Co.’s facility in Cincinnati, where it will be dismantled to find out why it spewed debris over the weekend.
Airbus Group NV should offer a choice of engines on a modernized A330 because a selection would make the wide-body aircraft more compelling, said potential customers as the manufacturer weighs the merits of an upgrade.
The U.S. Defense Department today told General Electric Co . and Rolls-Royce Group Plc to halt work on a second engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter until there is more explicit direction from Congress.
U.S. airlines using General Electric Co. GEnx jet engines will be required to inspect their planes for signs of the type of flaws that led to a July explosion, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Damage to a spinning shaft inside a General Electric Co. jet engine was uncovered by U.S. investigators probing a malfunction that spewed hot shards of metal during a test run of a Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner.