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SEATTLE, Nov 27- The U.S. aviation regulator on Wednesday required U.S. airlines to inspect any General Electric Co engines on Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 aircraft that experience icing problems which could lead to loss of thrust and forced landings.
SEATTLE, Nov 27- Icing problems that have occurred on Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 aircraft using engines made by General Electric Co could lead to forced landings, the U.S. aviation regulator said on Wednesday. Boeing and GE had said there were six incidents in which icing occurred, but the FAA's notice cited nine.
The FAA also said it has been working closely with Boeing and GE to monitor and understand these events as the companies develop a permanent solution. Boeing advised airlines on Friday about a risk of engine icing problems on 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner planes with GE engines, urging 15 carriers to avoid flying them near high-altitude thunderstorms.
Boeing has told airlines there's a risk of engine-icing problems on its new 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner planes with engines made by GE.
SEATTLE/ TOKYO, Nov 23- Boeing advised airlines on Friday about a risk of engine icing problems on its new 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner planes with engines made by General Electric, urging 15 carriers to avoid flying them near high-level thunderstorms.
TOKYO, Nov 23- Boeing and General Electric have notified airlines about engine icing risk on 747-8 airplanes and 787 Dreamliners with some GE engines, urging carries to avoid flying them near thunderstorms, a Boeing official said.
Do we need people yelling, "Can you hear me now?" at 30,000 feet? The FCC is considering allowing passenger use of cell phones in flight.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Wall Street on Friday.
The FAA expanded use of personal electronic devices from gate-to-gate, but each airline must get the OK. Virgin America is among the latest.
But the devices are still not allowed to connect to any ground networks and FCC rules have long banned the use of cellphones aboard.
United and Delta this month raised the number of miles needed to score certain flights, leaving fliers to wonder which carrier will be next. NBC News reports.
*Plans to shed non-core assets in India, Trinidad. Nov 15- Canadian oil and gas producer Niko Resources Ltd lost more than half its market value after it raised "significant" doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.
Consumers may benefit from more low-cost competition as a result of the deal that paves the way for US Airways and American to merge.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
WASHINGTON, Nov 5- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday issued a final rule that it said would "significantly advance" the way commercial airline pilots are trained in the United States.
Airlines are using new seat designs that allow an extra row of seats into economy cabins and, in some cases, an extra seat into existing rows.
NEW YORK, Nov 4- It's a good time to be a stock picker. Some 57 percent of U.S. funds run by active managers are beating their benchmark indexes this year, according to fund-tracker Morningstar.
Airlines are on track to collect a record $42.6 billion in ancillary revenue, according to a new study.
CHICAGO, Oct 25- The U.S. Department of Transportation said it fined United Airlines $1.1 million on Friday, the largest fine assessed for a tarmac-delay violation since the rule limiting long delays took effect in April 2010. The airline was fined for tarmac delays that took place at Chicago-O'Hare International Airport on July 13, 2012, the DOT said.