Re: Delta Air Lines fleet renewal

From:         "Stephen D. Todd" <>
Date:         04 Apr 1997 14:01:42 -0500
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Joseph Edward Nemec wrote:
> 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.

Perhaps someone else could help us out here, but I know that at least a
year ago United wrote what was considered to be a "stinging" letter to
Boeing regarding the operational reliability of the aircraft.

Things may have changed since then, I don't know. I know that initially UA
was extremely pleased with the aircraft, complimenting it is as the most
reliable (new) aircraft they had ever operated (during it's integration
into the fleet).


Best Regards,