From: "Peter Mchugh" <PMCHUGH@mail.hq.faa.gov> Date: 12 Oct 96 02:36:01 References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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DLawler (email@example.com) wrote: > to keep them in peak operating condition. Boeing has argued that the > evidence shows the more engines and aircraft has, the more likely there > will be a problem with one or more of the engines, and that consequently > 3+ engine airplanes are no more safe in that respect than 2 engine > airplanes. Seems to me the question is one of what is being optimized...safety or aircraft availability. If one wants to have fewer possible failure points reduce redundancy...but if we'd like to keep the aircraft aloft when failures occur, redundancy seems appealing...n'est pas?