Boeing issues warning about engine-icing problem

SEATTLE -- Cold weather prompted Boeing to issue a warning about a potential problem with some of its planes.

According to The Seattle Times, the company said airlines should avoid flying the 747-8 and 787 Dreamliners through certain weather patterns because of a possible icing problem in the engines. Boeing said the problems can, "decrease performance."

As The Seattle Times reports, Boeing did release a statement about the issue, saying that the advisory affects planes with General Electric's GEnx engine, and that General Electric is working to fix the icing problem.

Airlines with planes that are affected by the issue include United Airlines, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific Airways and Air India.