Re: 777 P&W Failure

From:         rna@leland.Stanford.EDU (RNA)
Organization: Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
Date:         09 Nov 94 00:51:22 
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In article <airliners.1994.1668@ohare.chicago.com>,
Nicolas Ercan Murat  <vis@leland.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
>>    I'd like to know the validity of the reports on the failure of the
>>    777 P&W engine while being certified for ETOPS.  Can anyone shed
>>    any light on this?  This supposedly occured sometime last week.
>
>It sure seems that P&W have been having some bad luck with their new
>engines.
>
>After the A330 crash while testing the new Pratt, here comes a failure
>while testing the one for the Triple 7....
>
>Can't be too many happy people at P&W these days...

Nor at GE, I have read that they too are having setbacks with the GE90
certification.  Something to do with the new wide-chord fans in the
engine.  Can someone in the know please elaborate?

RNA