United Airlines says it will implement any recommendations on modifications to the GEnx engine for its Boeing 787-8s, following a failure that sent the engine's internal components falling to the ground at the airport in Charleston, South Carolina, on 29 July.
Howard Attarian, vice-president of flight operations at United, says it is "premature and unwise" to speculate on whether there will be any delivery delays as a result of the ongoing US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation into the incident. He was speaking at the rollout of the airline's first 787 in Seattle on 2 August 2012.
The incident ignited a fire on the airport grounds, after an originally-certified production standard GE Block 4 engine shed internal components from its low-pressure turbine on to a grassy area near the runway at Charleston.
Boeing and GE are cooperating with the NTSB on the investigation, the airframer says.