Re: Virgin 747 birdstrike

From: (Jean-Francois Mezei)
Organization: DECUServe
Date:         20 Dec 95 15:52:02 
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Interesting. There was mention that an engine in a 747 could also be in
use on a twin with ETOPS.

Question: In the case of the bird strike on a 747, would the pilots not
be more likely to simply shutoff the faulty engine knowing there have 3
more , whereas in a twin engine aircraft, they would be more likely to
let the engine run even if it has les thrust than normal ?

Do pilots know How much thrust is actually produced by an engine ? What
sort of information do pilots have on the health of an engine ? If there
is a bird strike, how can pilots know if the engine is viable or not ?