Can General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) & The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) Find A Solution?
With an intention to prevent ice buildup in engines of 747 jumbo jet, General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) and the Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) will be working together on a software to resolve this matter.
Rick Kennedy, who is a spokesman at General Electric Company, said that, this update related to the control system of GEnx engines would assist in detecting ice and it would also help to remove it before the occurrence of any damage. He further added that, the companies estimate to get the solution on this matter latest by next year and will require receiving approval from Federal Aviation Administration.
This engine ice adds to the efforts of the Boeing’s 747-8, which have entered in to the service more than 2 years back earlier in 2011 and have found the new sales as airlines move away form 4 engine aircraft. As per the latest update of the iconic plane, Boeing Company’s most expensive at list prices of as much as a $357.5 million has won only 107 orders in its versions of passenger and cargo.
Rick Kennedy said in an e-mail that, Out of the 4 ice incident only 1 had got the damage in engine. According to the report at Wall Street Journal, on July 31, 2013, while flying at 41,000 feet or 12,500 meters over China, an AirBridgeCargo Airlines 747-8 lost thrust in 1 engine, while in 2 others had power surges.
Carrie Ann Berry, who is a spokeswoman at Boeing Company, said that, the company is teaming up with General Electric Company with an intention for the development of software fix and she also added that, additional comments had to come from General Electric.
Rick Kennedyfurther said that, planes which are flying at high height in tropical zones are at a risk of ice formation while, passing during weather formations in which increasing moist air and descending cold air mix.