Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Rumours & News
Reload this Page >

777-300 blocks runway

Rumours & News Reporting Points that may affect our jobs or lives as professional pilots. Also, items that may be of interest to professional pilots.

777-300 blocks runway

Old 1st Sep 2004, 16:44
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: cloud 9
Posts: 6
777-300 blocks runway

Picked up this in the media:

France: AF's Paris-Tokyo Boeing breaks down
20 minutes, 31 Aug 2004, p.3:-
There is still no explanation for the failure which blocked a Boeing 777-300 operated by Air France, at the Paris-Roissy airport on 30 August 2004. The aircraft, bound for Tokyo, stopped at the end of the runway, following an automatic engine stop, a normal procedure in case of failure. Air France's maintenance services are studying the reasons for the breakdown, which affected 246 passengers.

Does anyone know if this is one of the new 300ER with GE90-115B under the wing?

Is this related to the repetative fuel problems that have been on these engines? I have seen reports of IFSD events prior to delivery to AF and JAL cancelling a flight for fuel leaking from the engine.

ND
nosedive00 is offline  
Old 2nd Sep 2004, 09:01
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: the edge of madness
Posts: 493
If it definitely was AF and very long then it was a -300ER with GE90-115Bs as AF don't have any -300s.

Cheers

Torque
Torquelink is offline  
Old 2nd Sep 2004, 09:24
  #3 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: cloud 9
Posts: 6
Torque, thanks. I hadn't realised there were no -300 in AF. It was definitely an AF aircraft so must have been a 300ER. A friend was actually on the flight but was vague about the aircraft. This news item was the only thing I could find on the subject.

Does anyone know what caused this abort?

ND
nosedive00 is offline  
Old 2nd Sep 2004, 14:53
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: -11`
Posts: 309
automatic engine stop???

That sounds more like Airbus
seat 0A is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.