Airlines alerted about a B777 engine problem
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Airlines alerted about a B777 engine problem

Airlines alerted about a B777 engine problem

Airlines across the world have been alerted by General Electric and Boeing about a potential problem with engines on Boeing's long-range 777 jumbo jet that caused the engines to shut in mid-flight twice this year, Reuters has reported. The problem affects about 118 'transfer gear boxes' made between September and March. The part, made by Italian company Avio, are on about 26 in service 777-300ER jets and another 44 aircraft in production, GE said. Failure of the gearbox, which transfers power from the engine to run fuel pumps and other vital engine functions, causes the engine to shut down, it said.

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