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Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:09 PM

Another Boeing grounding..:




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Reply Another Boeing grounding..: (Original post)
brooklynite Feb 2021 OP
USALiberal Feb 2021 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2021 #2
msongs Feb 2021 #3
brooklynite Feb 2021 #5
NutmegYankee Feb 2021 #6
NutmegYankee Feb 2021 #4

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:12 PM

1. Good plans! Air travel is extremely safe! Nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:12 PM

2. It's the engines, not the airplane,

but people and the media will blame Boeing because they've never heard of Pratt & Whitney.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:13 PM

3. more correct to call it a pratt & whitney grounding. boeing does not make or maintain engines

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:22 PM

5. This isn't like pulling into Pep Boys and replacing your tires...

...with whatever is on sale. Boeing chose to equip the 777line with Pratt & Whitney. The aircraft canít be flown if the engines are considered a risk.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:28 PM

6. Many have Rolls Royce engines (which had their own issues and led to one crash)

Google British Airways Flight 38


Engines often are used across multiple plane types, and the Rolls issue also impacted an Airbus A300. It's normally left to airline preference.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:19 PM

4. I expect it will apply to any plane using those engines.

Airbus had to do the same with the A380 fleet after a Rolls Royce engine blew apart and shredded the wing of Qantas Flight 32.

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