Emirates A380 Engine Failure

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  • Anonymous

    Communipaw
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    Bucksnet
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    EK have the Engine Alliance GP7000 engine on their A380s. After the Rolls-Royce engine failure on the Qantas A380 it seems the competition is just as (un)reliable.


    craigwatson
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    Thats a tad unfair Bucksnet. Engines fail, and it doesnt matter matter what airline or what aircraft type, there is not a single aircraft type out there that hasnt had an engine failure. Make it 2 or 3 in a week and then there may be something to write about


    Bucksnet
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    Exactly, that’s my point. There was talk after the Qantas A380 incident that RR engines were less reliable than the competition.


    canucklad
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    I don’t think you could call the QF incident a failure!


    craigwatson
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    That QF380 really was uncommon. An uncontained failure (where bits are actually ejected out of the engine) is very rare indeed.

    Also just to stress, an complete engine FAILURE is rare as well, a fault that leads to an commanded engine SHUTDOWN is if not common, is not rare either.


    HedgeFundFlyer
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    The problems are more wide spread….on my last A380 flight we were delayed by three hours as a door wouldn’t close properly. On the one before that the water pumping system malfunctioned shortly after take off forcing a return to SIN.

    I am coming to the view I am safer on a 744….


    HedgeFundFlyer
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    The problems are more wide spread….on my last A380 flight we were delayed by three hours as a door wouldn’t close properly. On the one before that the water pumping system malfunctioned shortly after take off forcing a return to SIN.

    I am coming to the view I am safer on a 744….

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