Re: ETOPS

From:         dlawler@aol.com (DLawler)
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Date:         21 Oct 96 02:51:38 
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> Your post might lead some to believe that the case Boeing presented had
> only to do with the conclusion that 2 engines are no less safe than 3+.
> There are some very skeptical (and in some cases ignorant) people in some
> of the aviation related newsgroups.  As I recall Boeing had to go through
> alot of testing to prove reliability and maintainability in order to get
> the approval.

I worked on the third 777, WA003.  For a year and half, I worked EVERY
day, often 12+ hours, with almost no vacation.  And I did not put even
close to the max number of hours in.  The 777 is one of the most tested
aircraft in the world and was a joy to work on.

- David Lawler