The National Transportation Safety Board or NTSB announced that Federal Aviation Administration or FAA should inspect all GEnx-1B and -2B engines that have not undergone inspection and required repetitive inspections of the fan midshaft at a sufficiently short interval.
NTSB recommended to regulators late Friday that certain General Electric Co's. (GE: Quote) jet engines on two types of Boeing Co. (BA: Quote) aircraft should be inspected immediately.
NTSB issued these two urgent safety recommendations to FAA regarding two recent occurrences in which the fan midshaft on General Electric GEnx-1B engines fractured or exhibited crack indications; in two different Boeing 787s and where similar cracks were recently found in GEnx-2B engines in a Boeing 747-8F cargo plane.
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