exactly, I wish they could do idk…actual reasearch perhaps? Oh wait no, Boeing and accident in title? Boeing’s problem
What was the other one?
747 taking off from Amsterdam
Oh wow I didn’t hear about that one.
Let’s not forget most of these planes have been stored for over a year, so issues are bound to arise.
Cracked fan blades though doesn’t seem like something that should be effected by sitting stagnant. The 747 also was a cargo plane, so if anything it’s been operating more this last year. Plus the other United issue, and the JAL issue that play into this were two and three years ago respectively.
You’d be right, I just covered it in a post over on the United 777 (PW4000) engine failure thread, the story regarding JL904 which as, I’ve understood you’ve read, that faced a similar incident late last year.
Sad, but true. It’s too bad, too see all these aircraft grounded
sooo they were more incidents by that (before united 328)
No what they were trying to say is that since most aircraft have been grounded not flying sitting under the sun and getting dust, that some planes might have problems getting back into service. It’s like if you played a sport and didn’t play it for over a year, when you came back you would be worse at your sport then when you were still playing it.
A small number of planes have been flown for a single 10-15 mins pattern at airports every 4-6 weeks to keep it serviceable throughout the pandemic to make it air worthy and ready when air traffic resume - alas, a small minority.
The rest have been parked with engines covers on. Some long haul wide bodies aircraft have been converted into cargo to make deliveries ie new revenue steams for the airlines to stay afloat. Old aircraft like BA beloved 747 were forced to have an early retirement few years earlier than anticipated.
There will be more pressure on maintainence & engineer teams to get it right to pass inspection checks for each plane which take a lot of resources, time & money.
Time will tell whether its a coincidence (although four events are classed as serious incidents involving P&W engines) in a relatively short period of time or something else - systemic maintenance failure with P&W and not complying the airworthiness directive that bought up by @Enigma
Again its early to speculate but can’t help ourselves to draw theories behind it. If there’s another incident involving P&W engines in the near future then definitely something is amiss.
My gut feeling it’s an unfortunate set of circumstances.
I do know engine issues does happen time to time & occur more often than people think. It’s the explosive bit that worry me. At least its better now to be investigated and out on radar
Boeing isn’t doing too good rn…
It’s not Boeing, its Pratt & Whitney. Of course the media is gonna say its Boeing…
Okay my bad then
OKAY I get it chill out
Just to be clear, the 757 as well as the C17 use PW2000s which have served for ages without any incident. The incident engine(s) on the two UA 772s, the 744 in Maastricht and the JAL 772 near Okinawa were all PW4000. Just as @CPT_Colorado pointed out with Deer’s post, speculation won’t help in any way. The NTSB and all other relevant parties all know their jobs.
It’s definitely not a Boeing problem 😉
I did have a look on the internet to see if I could find any images regarding the incident, but nothing seemed to tie into it
Aircraft make emergency landings all the time for various mechanical reasons, and typically it doesn’t get reported on. It is highly possible that this isn’t as drastic as it’s being made out to be, and is simply gaining a lot of media traction because of the 747 and 777 incidents only recently. The media will spin anything in their own favour
The media are reporting several different things in regards to the incident. The most common information I’ve found between them is that the aircraft landed safely, didn’t appear to be damaged and returned to the gate using its own power with no assistance. No further information has been provided, but at this point it could just be something as simple as a warning light.
“A Delta spokeswoman said the plane diverted “out of an abundance of caution following an indicator warning of a possible problem with one of its engines.””
Once again, this doesn’t put Boeing to blame. They don’t build the engines, and they also don’t do regular checks on them. That falls upon PW and the airline. Boeing have had a rough couple of years, don’t pin blame on them they don’t deserve.
Well said @Kirito_77 👍