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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
General Electric Co. officials told U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, in their first meeting since he took the post, that they’ll keep pressing to win congressional backing for an alternative F-35 Joint Strike Fighter engine.