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Boeing warns of GEnx engine icing risk on 747-8 and Dreamliner aircraft
23 November 2013

Boeing warns of GEnx engine icing risk on 747-8 and Dreamliner aircraft

23 November 2013

Boeing issued a warning to airlines operating Boeing 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner aircraft equipped with General Electric GEnx engines. Those aircraft have a risk of engine icing problems, and airlines are advised to avoid flying in specific weather circumstances.

ATSB releases report on Qantas Boeing 747 uncontained engine failure

17 April 2012

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released its investigation report on a serious incident in which a a Qantas Boeing 747-438 aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure shortly after departure from San Francisco, CA (SFO). On 30 August 2010 at approximately 23:30 Pacific Daylight Time, a Qantas Boeing 747-438 aircraft, registered VH-OJP, departed San Francisco […]

Report on UPS B747F in-flight fire accident: captain likely incapacitated

5 April 2011

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) published a Preliminary Report of their investigation into the September 2010 fatal accident involving a UPS Boeing 747-400F. The report amongst others indicates that the captain had to leave his seat in search for portable oxygen in the smoke-filled flight deck. After which there was no further CVR information that indicated […]

ATSB Report: oxygen cylinder rupture on Boeing 747 was unique event

22 November 2010

The rupture of an oxygen cylinder on board a Qantas Boeing 747 in 2008 was a unique event and highly unlikely to happen again according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). On 25 July 2008, an oxygen cylinder ruptured in the plane’s forward cargo hold about an hour into a flight from Hong Kong […]

Boeing 747 survives simulated ‘Flight 253’ bomb blast

5 March 2010

On December 25, 2009 a passenger on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 attempted to detonate a small explosive device as the Airbus A330 was descending towards Detroit. The man was subdued and arrested after a safe landing. What damage would have been caused had the bomb exploded? A BBC Two documentary (“How safe are our […]