General Electric is investigating the causes of another gear box failure of a GE90-115B that forced the crew of an Air France Boeing 777-300ER to divert to Lajes in the Azores on Jan 4., flying for about two hours on one engine. The incident appears to be closely related to at least one of two gearbox-connected problems that caused inflight shutdowns on two GE90-115B-powered 777s early in 2008. In these incidents, an Air France 777 diverted to Milan, Italy, in late January when the ...

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