Flight152, you´re talking BS. EVERY Twin has to be capable of taking off with only one engine running, it is required to recieve certification. Every been on a twin and a quad with a shut-down engine? I have and I must say that while being on the twin with the shut down engine I didn´t really feel comforatble although we were already returning to the airport. The quad however (a B747) was a bit different, Here I was thinking that we still had three engines, not one lousy one. Just one question to you: how do you feel when suddenly your captain on board your T7 tells you that one engine had to be shut-down because of a failure and your 2,000 miles away from an airport ´cause you´re above the Pacific? Do YOU really feel safe? This is something everybody has to decide him/herself... ersonally I prefer the quad.
And extending ETOPS further and further is ridiculous from my point of view. As long as nothing happens it is okay but as soon as the child has fallen everyone complains...
777236ER: it hasn´t happened so far but it COULD happen... nobody thought that something like the Space Shuttle could explode but it did, the Titanic sank although it was said to be unsinkable... Just don´t rule something out becuase you think it can´t happen.
My 0.02 Euro-Cents... Happy new year to all!