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.
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.
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.
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.
The 87 new Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives may face a test of defense spending versus deficit cutting this week as Congress decides whether to continue funding a backup engine for Lockheed Martin Corp .’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
General Electric Co .’s alternative Joint Strike Fighter engine should be included in any new stopgap legislation that keeps the U.S. executive branch funded after Dec. 3, according to a bipartisan group of six lawmakers.