From: "Gary Welch" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 04 Apr 1997 13:24:25 -0500 Organization: Compaq References: 1 2 3 4
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Joseph Edward Nemec <"nemecj"@mit.edu (IHTFP!!!)> wrote in article <email@example.com>... > 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. An ad for the GE90 on the inside cover of the March 24, 1997 Aviation Week & Space Technology claims a 99.97% dispatch reliability rate and no in-flight disruptions in 12,000 departures. They quote BA as saying "It has been the smoothest introduction we have ever had with a new aircraft and engine."