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Re: About airplanes

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Tue Feb 23 05:19:27 2021, in response to About airplanes, posted by TransitChuckG on Tue Feb 23 03:07:05 2021.

One thing I wish the media would get right is, if a fan blade breaks off the rotor hub and destroys an engine, that's not Boeing's fault. Airlines usually have a few choices as to which engine they want to put on a given model, and Boeing delivers the airplane with the selected engine. To paraphrase Crichton, if the tires on your new Chevy blow out, that's Firestone's fault, not GM's.

Yet the media puts the 777 under scrutiny, not the actual PW4000 engine that had the uncontained failure, or United's engine inspection practices. It's not like the 737 MAX, where bad software reading bad data created a single point of failure causing the aircraft to crash and burn. Boeing was rightly criticized for it's development and handling of the MCAS feature. However, this incident has (on first examination) nothing to do with the actual 777 design.


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