FAA has issued an airworthiness directive requiring operators of GE Aviation GEnx-powered Boeing 747-8s, 747-8Fs and 787-8s to avoid flying in moderate or severe high-altitude ice crystal icing (ICI) conditions. The AD, which is effective immediately, warns that ICI conditions can lead to engine damage and thrust loss events. “Unrecoverable thrust loss on multiple engines can lead to a forced landing,” the AD states. It relates only to GEnx-powered aircraft; Rolls-Royce-powered ...

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