FAA Relaxes GE-Powered 747-8, 787 Altitude Icing Restrictions

Credit: Boeing
LOS ANGELES—General Electric-powered Boeing 747-8s and 787s will be allowed to operate at significantly higher altitudes in ice crystal icing (ICI) conditions following FAA approval of new engine control software. The upgrade enables regulators to partially relax restrictions imposed on the models...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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