DeltaSFO I beg to differ. I genuinely believe that the RR Trent is a fine engine on an equally fine airframe and is most definitely the most modern jet engine available due to its multiple spool design, patented by Rolls Royce. This enforces the Trent 800’s superb sales and efficiency and has undoubtedly become the most popular amongst the world’s finest airlines such as Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Delta Airlines. While I’m most certainly not a pilot or engineer, I do have an uncle who is a former Cathay Pacific 777 training captain. When the 777 was initially released and in subsequent months he noted that the engine was superb on paper however had been released too soon, preventing proper and thorough testing which would in turn have allowed RR to develop and refine their new engine further. RR was aware of this and have done their best to rectify the problems I would imagine and you hear of very few 777s with Trent 892s enduring engine failures so perhaps it was fixable and has been fixed. But at the same time, you also need to look at the number of 773s flying. For memory, I think only Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines and Emirates operate them. Questioning the maintenance of particular airlines is fruitless however there is a problem here and it needs to be rectified. A 5-month old aircraft should not endure a potentially catastrophic engine failure so soon into its life. In regards to ETOPS, which airlines actually use it? Delta, American, British Airways, Korean Air and Singapore Airlines are the only which come to mind and who operates the most of the type on the most routes doing the most cycles? Singapore Airlines. ETOPS 180 will not be revoked but if it is, all hell will break loose and RR will be the ones left red-faced.