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Japan requests airlines stop using Boeing 777s with P&W4000 engines until further notice

Old PW4000 engines are failing at alarming rate. Not even specific to 777.

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Japan requests airlines stop using Boeing 777s with P&W4000 engines until further notice

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They’re being prudent.

This was from 2018 – Same type of PW4000 engine.

From 2020 Dec – Same deal. blades went missing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2018/02/14/a-plane-engine-fell-apart-in-midair-the-passengers-were-amazing/

this was literally yesterday.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/japan-airlines/boeing-777-suffers-in-flight-uncontained-engine-failure/

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1 hour ago

Yikes, it’s kind of scary how close that 2018 footage looks to the engine from Denver.

https://samchui.com/2021/02/20/engine-blades-of-longtail-b744f-fall-on-village/

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23 minutes ago

The P&W 4000 is an incredibly successful engine on aircraft as successful as the A330, 747-400,777-200, and the 767-200/300.

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1 hour ago

Seems like the hollow blades are not aging well at all.

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2 minutes ago

By airline standards 3 failures in 3 years (That we know of) all in the same type of engine by the same manufacturer is an alarming rate of failure.

Its hard to say what caused this issue before the NTSB report is released so its bad to make any definitive conclusions before we get an actual answer

And that’s after 2 minutes of Google.

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1 hour ago

It’s clear the PW4000’s have production flaws not isolated to just Boeing.

Boeing has been gambling cutting cost in the production process and its starting to show now.

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7 minutes ago

Someone more informed can jump in and give the juicy bits, but going off memory this all doesn’t shock me as the companies are far more cozy with the FAA and things have gotten lax.

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1 hour ago

There’s a scene in the book Airframe like this. The people who work at ‘Boeing’ are watching a news report about an engine blowing up, a woman being interviewed says “I’m never riding another ‘Boeing’ plane again,” and the employees are talking shit about her.

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2 hours ago

Boeing and the 777’s reputation getting dragged through the mud because of P&W’s bullshit and misleading media coverage. Makes my blood boil.

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-7 points · 1 hour ago0 children

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55 minutes ago

It’s both of their bullshit.

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1 hour ago

Yeah, ultimately it’s boeing fault since it decided to go with those engines. Even though I am suuuure Boeing have extensive safety test and protocols.

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-15 points · 2 hours agoMore than 1 child

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1 hour ago

Him. Both bound for Hawaii.

Boeing owns that shit the moment they slapped their name on it.

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level 1

27 minutes ago

777’s are one of the safest plane in the sky still. Most hull losses were pilot error, shot down or burnt on the ground. The PW4077 is showing its age though. Maybe some fan/hub replacements are needed on the oldest planes. But that’s really expensive for PM.

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12 minutes ago

Fuck boeing

Pilots did there jobs well here. Flew the plane, brushed up on procedures, and put it on the ground safely.

Also, though I see a lot of reports that it was an uncontained failure, I’m not so sure thats the case. The fan case was intact, it more likely shook the cowl right off with the violent vibrations of a lost blade. But I’m just speculating.

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level 2

12 minutes ago

Shot down? I think most commercial planes hull aren’t designed to survive a SAM strike

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level 2

8 minutes ago

Imagine that happening over the ocean. Scary thought

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