Re: Singapore ordered 34+43 B777s with Trent engines

From:         Mr Lih-Yenn Ong <>
Organization: Departmeny of Mech. Eng., Imperial College, London
Date:         16 Nov 95 03:48:42 
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In a separate statement issued in the S'pore Business Times, the reason given
for selecting B777 is its capacity to fly non-stop from S'pore to L.A./S.F.  I
am just wondering what the FAA rulings with regards to the use of twin engines
to cover such a long route over the water are.  What are the contigency plans
(made by the designer) if one of the engines failed in the midst of the flight
across the Pacific?

Would also appreciate if the variuos engine manufacturers could comment on the
reliability of their engines.  Thanks in advance.

Mr Lih-Yenn Ong, Research Student
Thermofluids Section
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine