General Electric (GE) probes into a second failure of its new GEnx jet engine after a Boeing...

|About: General Electric Company (GE)|By:, SA News Editor

General Electric (GE) probes into a second failure of its new GEnx jet engine after a Boeing 747-8 (BA) freighter lost thrust during takeoff in Shanghai on September 11. A visual inspection at the airport revealed damage to the low-pressure turbine, with no breach of the engine casing. The NTSB is already probing an earlier failure in July of a GEnx-1B engine that was being tested aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner which also resulted in damage to the low-pressure turbine.