FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) mandating the removal of “defective software” on GE Aviation GEnx-powered Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and 747-8 freighter aircraft. The AD, which is effective as of April 9, stated that FAA has determined “existing electronic engine control (EEC) software” on GEnx-powered 747-8s “can prevent stowage of the thrust reversers during certain circumstances, which could cause the [thrust reversers] to move back to the ...

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