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2021-02-22 Science & Technology
FAA Demands Boing 777 Engine Inspections
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Posted by Bobby 2021-02-22 07:30|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6591 views ]  Top

#1 Just like gun articles where "journalists" are avid to show their ignorance. Lots of talk about "engine parts" when the photos showed a lot of pieces of fairing. I'm no expert, but the pic from a passenger window showed a broken fan blade that would have been ingested into the engine, causing an explosive failure that blew the fairing off. At that point you have an engine issue that is more or less independent of the particular model of the aircraft, but after the 737 MAX debacle, all the media know is to squwak hysterically about the plane model. They are having trouble with PW engines on F-35s too, ya know. Hmmm?
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-02-22 07:51||   2021-02-22 07:51|| Front Page Top

#2 Add P&W's geared turbofan to the 'troubled engines' list. An early version on one of the Mitsubishi Regional Jets failed flight, a/c landed at an Oregon airport for eval; replaced the engine.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2021-02-22 09:28||   2021-02-22 09:28|| Front Page Top

#3 No remarks about the shit power/lift ratio of this excellent airframe or outstanding pilot efforts at safely landing it after a 50% power loss?
Posted by Skidmark 2021-02-22 10:02||   2021-02-22 10:02|| Front Page Top

#4 Follow the science?
Posted by Clem 2021-02-22 10:03||   2021-02-22 10:03|| Front Page Top

#5 Serfs shouldn't be flying anyway, it's bad for the climate... Shut down all aircraft made by Boeing or using Pratt & Whitney engines...
Posted by Glenmore 2021-02-22 10:42||   2021-02-22 10:42|| Front Page Top

#6 Oh, and make sure the FAA inspectors have been properly trained in social justice and the unfairness of 'white' mathematics.
Posted by Glenmore 2021-02-22 10:44||   2021-02-22 10:44|| Front Page Top

#7 My brother-in-law is an engineer that works on that plane model. Most likely a fan blade that broke because it wasn't inspected properly. A piece shooting off at 30,000RPM is never going to end well.
Posted by DarthVader 2021-02-22 13:28||   2021-02-22 13:28|| Front Page Top

#8 A piece shooting off at 30,000RPM is never going to end well.

Heard the same from my nephew who heads a repair crew for the 'D' airline. His take was that the passengers were extremely lucky that the broken turbine blade took off in the direction it did and not through the engine and into the fuselage.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2021-02-22 14:17||   2021-02-22 14:17|| Front Page Top

#9 Has the inspection and part replacement system been affected as badly as the rest of industry?
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-02-22 14:57||   2021-02-22 14:57|| Front Page Top

#10 Just heard back from my nephew. Another PW4000 series engine just blew apart in the Netherlands.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2021-02-22 15:00||   2021-02-22 15:00|| Front Page Top

#11 Parts made in China (?)

Posted by Unimble McGurque1207 2021-02-22 17:17||   2021-02-22 17:17|| Front Page Top

#12 ...the passengers were extremely lucky that the broken turbine blade took off in the direction it did and not through the engine and into the fuselage.

My brother-in-law said Boeing has extra shielding on the fuselage side of the engine to minimize risk of cabin penetration. While possible, it is rare in newer jets.
Posted by DarthVader 2021-02-22 17:51||   2021-02-22 17:51|| Front Page Top

#13 How old was the engine? The airframe over Denver was 20+ years in service.
Posted by Deadeye Jaiting7534 2021-02-22 19:29||   2021-02-22 19:29|| Front Page Top

#14 Fire and heat, damn glad the wing didn't fold.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-02-22 20:32||   2021-02-22 20:32|| Front Page Top

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