Giving your wings a lift in the "Aviation Renaissance".
Monday, August 11, 2014
Flying As Promised Even With Engine Failure
The next to the worse thing for the the 787-8 is engine failure over the Ocean. The worst thing is two engines failing over the ocean or a meteor strike. Last spring, a JAL had an engine oil failure near Hawaii and landed with grace. Worth noting: is the 288 passengers on board making it an extremely "Heavy" flying on one engine. Second time in history a 787 shuts down and going on one engine with paying passengers. The passengers were safe, but scared. The 787 proving ground becomes time in operation, as all its anomalies are worked out. All new models will have its moments, even the A380 blew up an engine in flight, and it will for the A350. It is hoped by each manufacturer, weakness is caught in development not on a revenue flights. GE has its work cut out for them, by developing an improved fix either in the engine assembly or with the design. Statistically, it may not constitute an emergency, but engine research and change is required quickly in a few areas. A million passengers and 20 million miles and only two occurrences have happen. However its two, too many.