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BA 787 G-ZBJF Engine failure

Old 8th Jan 2015, 18:32
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BA 787 G-ZBJF Engine failure

Av hearld and b787 register are reporting a BA 787 ZBJE has had an engine failure over the UK:

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Old 8th Jan 2015, 18:44
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 19:04
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BA 787 G-ZBJF Engine failure

Apparently it was Echo ?
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 19:10
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To be fair it does say echo in Dave's link.
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 20:41
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That was a typo by me. BA won't tell me what the issue is yet so something has probably killed the engine
I'm just waiting the headlines "BA 787 engine blows up mid air everyone screaming in mad panic and confusion as crippled jet lands at LHR"
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BA won't tell me what the issue is yet
That's very mean of them.
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 22:27
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In a remarkable coincidence B787register.com is registered to a Dave Cummings.
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Old 8th Jan 2015, 23:19
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BA 78 Engine failure 8th jan

I saw a BA 78 on the radar with 7700 turning back to LHR earlier with a possible engine failure.

Does anyone have any details? Couldn't see a thread about it yet..

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Not good news for the Dreamliner again if it's true...

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Old 8th Jan 2015, 23:40
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Originally Posted by Bravo Zulu View Post
I saw a BA 78 on the radar with 7700 turning back to LHR earlier with a possible engine failure.

Does anyone have any details? Couldn't see a thread about it yet..

Mod's feel free to delete or move if a discussion is already going on elsewhere!

Not good news for the Dreamliner again if it's true...
Confirmed on BA Source. Engine shut down British Airways B787-8 G-ZBJE BA103 Heathrow Technical Return. | The BA Source
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 00:25
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Not good news for the Dreamliner again if it's true...

That would bump the shutdown rate for the Trent on the 787 up to around 2/million hours (.002/thousand). That's only an order of magnitude better than the ETOPS requirement
787 has it's problems, but the engine IFSD rate is not one of them.
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 10:32
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Do we actually care? It's an engine failure, so what.......
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Old 9th Jan 2015, 11:42
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I still cant find out why or what the cause was so I cannot confirm this as yet but hopefully will get an answer later today.
Do you have a professional interest in why or are you part of the morbid, ambulance chasing radar spotters world?

Do we actually care? It's an engine failure, so what.......
I'm guessing this occurrence happens less than the failure of motor car engines, so, so what exactly
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Old 21st Jan 2015, 00:06
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BA 787 G-ZBJF Engine failure

So what ........!!!!!

Surely an engine is a vital player in keeping it up in the air ?
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Old 21st Jan 2015, 03:10
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how much is the ETOPS requeriment?
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Old 21st Jan 2015, 18:15
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The requirement for 180 minute ETOPS is 0.02/1000 hours - or 20 shutdowns per million engine operating hours.
The engine types on the 787 (Trent 1000 and GEnx-1B) are both running around 2 per million hours, or about 10 times better than the 180 minute ETOPS requirement. Such a high level of engine reliability is pretty much unprecedented for introduction of a new engine type,


Like I said before, the 787 has it's issues, but engine shutdown rate is NOT one of them.
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