777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3706 times:
The latest renderings show then 748 as a TWIN (!). Can it still compete as a twin? Are there any engines big enough to power it? I've also heard there's some issues with nosegear strength? As I understand it, the nose gear isn't strong enough, leading to failures. Will they repair this?
NYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5822 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3670 times:
Uhh you would need an engine that would probably produce about 150,000 to 165,000 lbs of thrust per engine. No engine can currently do it though I think GE is trying to up the thrust rating on the GE 90s to 125k.