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Japan Airlines to retire 777 planes with Pratt & Whitney engines after United incident

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Japan Airlines Co Ltd (JAL) said it had retired its fleet of 13 Boeing Co 777s with Pratt & Whitney engines a year earlier than planned, having suspended operations in February after an engine on a United Airlines plane shed debris. "JAL has decided to accelerate the retirement of all P&W equipped Boeing 777 by March 2021, which (was) originally planned by March 2022," the Japanese airline said on Monday in a notice on its website. JAL said it would use newer Airbus SE A350s on… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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ADXbear
ADXbear 4
Sad end to a great Airplane, these will will make fine Sushi houses...
mbrews
mbrews 7
A sensible decision by JAL. This move will add pressure for United to retire their dozens of PW powered 777s, some of them the oldest ones produced. Line numbers 4 and 5 were the United ones that had blades failed & lost cowlings.
jptq63
jptq63 4
Wonder how difficult (if it makes sense of course...) to re-engine them with GE?
linbb
linbb 8
Over all too much money as the planes probably are worth much less than two new engines let alone what is required to change them over.
GaAubie
Ken Hardy 2
Sometimes the best of intensions fail, in hindsight the design of the 4077 blade set up the failure mode and the TAI inspection process was questionable at best. As an Engineer with over 50 years in and around the aviation world, I think all designs must ere on the side of conservative material properties and I have my doubts about the growing size of fan blades especially on two engine aircraft flying over long expanses of ocean
dwight666
D Chambers -3
The verb is "err" not ere. Sorry to be such a grammar nazi. Good comment!
JetLinxIT
Brian Walker 1
That's a lot of aircraft with PW's.

Justthefacs
Justthefacs 1
Good move. Old planes need to be replaced.
GregMorton
Greg Morton 1
What's also sad is that JAL is going to Airbus rather than Boeing or other US manufacturers. Next will be a China aircraft manufacture.
GregMorton
Greg Morton -2
Just remembered... Didn't Boeing Aircraft drop the A-bombs on Japan?
k9wrangler
Karl Scribner 0
Well after Japan brutally attacked the US in Pearl Harbor...

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