Engine-part problems at GE raise more oversight questions

Dozens of engines made by General Electric may include improperly certified parts. The company revealed yesterday that it is working with airlines and regulators to resolve questions about the parts, which were installed in upgraded versions of the engines without federal authorization. The FAA said it has known about the problem for five years but believed none of the parts were being used until recently. However, GE and FAA both say that the parts don't pose any threat to safety.

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