From: acm@SkyNet.GUN.de (Dietmar Hanke) Organization: SkyNet Informationssysteme Krefeld, FRG Date: 22 Oct 93 01:05:28 PDT Followups: 1 2 3 4
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Path: SkyNet!acm From: acm@SkyNet.GUN.de (Dietmar Hanke) Newsgroups: sci.aeronautics.airliners Subject: 2 engines vs 4 engines planes Message-ID: <uJRJac2w165w@SkyNet.GUN.de> Date: Mon, 27 Sep 93 18:53:29 CET Organization: SkyNet Informationssysteme Krefeld, FRG I have recognized that more and more aircrafts used for transatlantic flights just have 2 engines, like the B-767, B-757, A300 ... What happens if one of the 2 engines of a B-767 fails somewhere over the atlantic? Which distance can this jet still fly by just using one engine. Is it possible to fly a B-747 when 2 of the 4 engines failed? Was it even possible when both engines on one wing woudn't work anymore? I allways prefer a flight on a B-747 when I have to get from Frankfurt to New York if there were also 2 engine jets on that route. Would you think the same way? Thanx for a response to my questions.