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Boeing warns of engine icing risk on 747-8s, Dreamliners

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The 777 that came down short of the runway at London Heathrow also suffered frozen fuel after a high-altitude flight, but that was due to a bad fuel filter design by Rolls-Royce, now fixed. This sounds like a GE problem, not Boeing for a change.

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In California my nephew noticed a ring in the sky around the sun, on a very hot day with no clouds. Much of California goes without precipation for months during part of the year, and that year was especially so. I told him it was ice in the upper atmosphere.

He was just a kid then, and did not believe me. Of course, now he has a PhD ...

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Boeing: going down down down.. Its just going down!

This is a GE Aircraft division problem. Boeing is doing exactly as it should and warning its customers about the problem once it's been identified. Now it's up to GE to supply a fix. (Great, there goes my GE stock gains for the month.)

Remeber the accident JAL flight 123 dont let it happen again.

The JAL 123 crash was caused by a rupture of the aft pressure bulkhead, severing all four hydraulic circuits near the tail and removing the vertical stabilizer. The engines were the only thing still working after that happened, so how does this relate in any way to engines icing up?

The 777 that came down short of the runway at London Heathrow also suffered frozen fuel after a high-altitude flight, but that was due to a bad fuel filter design by Rolls-Royce, now fixed.

A frozen fuel line is a different problem than the formation of ice in the compressor stages.

When will Boeing, GE, Yuasa etc.. Get on the ball and fix this crap 787?????!!!!!!????

Like theResident said, what the heck does Yuasa have to do with any of this? You can't fix a problem until the problem manifests itself. Apparently you feel that aircraft designers employ psychics that can see into the future so problems that show up five years down the road can be fixed today, but the sad truth is that psychics have been woefully bad at seeing into the future. Until they get better at seeing into the future, you're just going to have to deal with problems being fixed only AFTER they appear. I hope this doesn't inconvenience you too much.

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Princess SheilaNov. 24, 2013 - 01:16PM JST

Remeber the accident JAL flight 123 dont let it happen again.

JAL 123 went down because of bad maintenance.

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How are airplane makers supposed to know that ice will form on big planes; are they mind readers or something?

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Aircraft and engine manufactures do know about icing issues. Why do you think they de-ice airplanes before take-off when it is snowing? Jets fly in the lower stratosphere where temperatures are around -50 degrees C and warms up as you go higher not the commercial jets fly in the upper stratosphere. Strong thunderstorms can reach above 40,000 ft or 12.2 km. They can also produce sprites. But it is beautiful seeing average thunderstorms from above at night even if it does shorten your life. The higher you go the more radiation you are exposed to. But things made by man is not perfect and always needs improvements. For aircraft, some things they find and others they find after an event.

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theResidentNov. 25, 2013 - 02:13PM JST

Note this is a GE problem, not a Boeing problem

We, passengers do not care about that. It is irrelevant.

Do you still feel very comfortable flying in it? LOL. Hope you remember terrible accident of UA out of Denver in the past.

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The problems just keep piling up with this plastic nightmare-liner, don´t they.

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Do I feel comfortable flying in it? Yes, and your previous comments on another thread about my 'short trips not counting' were errenous. I have flown to Singapore several times on the 787 now and to Frankfurt twice since the battery problem was fixed. Did you feel happy flying on a RR powered 777 for 13 years before a near fatal accident (was actually a hull loss) occured that was an underlying problem?

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Remeber the accident JAL flight 123 dont let it happen again.

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When will Boeing, GE, Yuasa etc.. Get on the ball and fix this crap 787?????!!!!!!????

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Note this is a GE problem, not a Boeing problem. Not Wanderllusts comment above. Similiar to a comment I made on another thread. What does this have to do with Yuasa, Elbuda? This is affecting the 747-8 also, not just the 787. ANA use Rolls Royce engiine on their 787's, hence no disruption. What are the Mexican airline using on their 787 to Japan,Elbuda? Sheila, do not disrespect family members of JAL 123 victims comparing the problem with that aircraft to this. Disgraceful.

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Boeing: going down down down.. Its just going down!

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