Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Security And Number Of Engines  
User currently offlineGLA MD11 From France, joined Mar 2000, 277 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

OK guys, I am kinda tired of the discussion on 2 or 4 engines and the security issues that it raises. I flew a lot of times over the Atlantic on 2 engine aircrafts without any second thoughts.
For me, in theory, the 3 engine design appears to be the safest. I may be wrong.
I know that the 3 engine concept is being put aside for efficiency reasons but what about its security... Please no discussion on the safety records of the DC10, MD11 and L-1011. I am looking for a theoretical answer.
The floor is open to the discussion

1 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineTca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Considering the success of ETOPS, I don't see the point why aeronautical firms would build new three engines
planes when they can save money with two reactors.
Two engines planes are maybe the result of economical
reasons (fuel and spares) and the progress of ETOPS
for long-range aircrafts.....

On how many engines an A340 / B747-400 can fly
without serious problems ?? 1, 2 or 3 ??


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Law Involving Aircraft Length And Number Of Exits? posted Sun May 6 2007 14:49:31 by Steve332
Number Of Engines: Is It Really Important? posted Mon Jul 9 2001 04:43:39 by Dandy_don
Number Of Engines posted Mon Oct 9 2000 20:44:14 by AT
Number Of Engines posted Mon Oct 9 2000 20:43:28 by AT
Major Airlines And Their Number Of Pilots posted Sun Jan 8 2006 12:59:11 by FJWH
Type And Construction Number of Air India VT-AIM? posted Mon May 16 2005 22:52:00 by Minoeke
Number Of Seats In CA B763 And B772 posted Wed Apr 6 2005 12:15:52 by Mfz
Number Of Seats On EI A320/321 And B734/5 posted Thu Feb 10 2005 11:25:14 by Mfz
Number Of Pax Traveling Between New York And... posted Tue Nov 16 2004 03:24:49 by ORBITJFK
Number Of Boeing And Airbus Planes. posted Mon Nov 15 2004 17:44:30 by Djmatthews