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#161 Devil's Advocate

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:38 PM

Why would anyone give precedence to a story of a well-managed mechanical failure over 17 people dead?

 

Well, for starters we're still concerned about plane crashes and we remain convinced they can be stopped.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:04 PM

BTW, there was another emergency landing of an A320 with P&W engines in Las Vegas on the same day too. People were joking that P&W needs to bathe their office in salt water or something to remove the curse from it.

 

One digit and one airport code character off.  The plane was an A330, and it was in Lagos, Nigeria (LOS).

 

Unless there was an A320neo that had an emergency landing in Vegas, too.  That plane has had more than its share of engine problems of late.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 05:19 PM

Unless there was an A320neo that had an emergency landing in Vegas, too.  That plane has had more than its share of engine problems of late.

So much so that Airbus has stopped accepting any further P&W Engines until they fix the known problems, and that is holding up A320neo deliveries, and everyone is marginally pissed off about it.

 

More on this aircraft. Tail # N773UA with 89720 hours and 16340 cycles. although this says nothing about the engine or the nacelle, since it has probably been changed/replaced several times in 20+ years.



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:27 AM

Are there any published stats on whether P&W, RR, or GE engines have been more reliable in the 777?


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:16 AM

Are there any published stats on whether P&W, RR, or GE engines have been more reliable in the 777?

I haven't found any.But that is not to say it does not exist.

 

One will recall that GE90's had a pretty rough going the first year of introduction and BA (first GE powered 777 customer) had to withdraw its 777s for several months until problems were fixed. Kind of similar to the problems that PW is having with 320neos.

 

BTW, Beyond 777-200ER, and 777-300 (not ER) the only engine available is various versions of GE90/9X. That is 777-200LR/F, 777-300ER and 777X versions have only GE90 or GE9X variants. No RR or PW engines for them.



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:23 PM

That GE90-115B is awesome!


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