Re: BA B777 Engine Blows

Date:         29 Mar 98 23:09:32 
From:         Dell Farnan <>
Organization: Yale University
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can any body coment on wether this engine failure would effect any
certifications that the 777 may have such as ETOPS. My understanding is
that boeing and (with either either pratt or GE turbines) got an early
ETOPS on the grounds of testing data and development flight. If this is
the case could such a failure jeopordize this! Unless I am mistaken the
777 has not been in serveice too long and in terms of accidents/incidents
per flight hour it may be pretty high!

I also recoginize that 1 incident per X hours appears higher if the
incident occurs at an early hour in the X number!

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