Re: Delta Air Lines fleet renewal

From:         Joseph Edward Nemec <"nemecj"@mit.edu (IHTFP!!!)>
Date:         02 Apr 1997 15:30:16 -0500
Organization: Masschusetts Institute of Technology
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Stephen D. Todd wrote:
> On countless occasions I've heard the 777 referred to as the Trouble-7.
> Rumour has it that UA experiences frequent mech delays. Althought the
> M11 seems to go mech in "spurts" ie: last week of every month... or
> something to that effect.

That's strange, because even United's 777 have had an operational
record that is better than any other airplane in service. BA has had
trouble with the 777 IGWs engines, but that's GE, not Boeing.