Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Boeing 777: “Not frequent or typical”, says a captain


A spectacular incident occurred over the weekend in the United States when several aircraft debris were found on the ground following engine failure.

In an interview with LCN, the captain Dominic D’Aoust made a point of clarifying. “The problem we see with this incident is that it is an engine problem and not necessarily a Boeing problem.”

In fact, out of just over 1,650 Boeing 777 aircraft, only 128 were fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines, the engine involved in the incident, and were therefore grounded.

The Pratt & Whitney engine is also a fairly common model found on several other aircraft models, including those of Airbus, explained Mr. D’Aoust.

However, these problems have nothing to do with the Boeing 737 Max which had been on the ground for a long time last year.

However, Dominic D’Aoust explains that preventing Pratt & Whitney powered aircraft from flying is one of the reasons the aviation community remains safe.

As long as there is no investigation, these planes will not be able to return to the air.

For the captain, having parts falling from the sky is not common or typical, but it can happen on occasion. Engines, however, are designed to be able to contain their debris, which usually avoids this kind of situation.



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