I believe that the 777 was the first plane to be ETOPS certified at model introduction. That means, unlike other twin-engine planes, it did not need to prove it's engine reliability over millions of flight miles before being certified.Yes, B777 is ETOPS certified. I believe any commercial passenger aircraft has to be able to operate on half of its engines, if needed.
That was an ENGINE failure and probably an error of the GE repair staff since I believe that they make most of the modern commercial jet engines. When did you ever work on commercial or military aircraft so that you might have some idea of what you're talking about? In total I worked on military and commercial aircraft for 7 years. A commercial shop would only need to accidently send out an engine that just came in for servicing.Is that a Boooeeeinnnnng?
edit: And yes it was, they must be so proud at least one of their planes made it back, to the same airport they just left from.
Doesn't it bother you that people are perfectly willing to take cheap shots at Boeing? The 787 was perfectly good and we didn't have any problems with it because American pilots didn't try to climb out to steeply. But they recalled them all and reprogrammed the software to warn foreign pilots that they were climbing too steeply. People that would scream to high heaven about the carbon fiber failures, swearing that bikes like Canyon that have terrible reputations for breaking are perfectly safe will naysay Boeing which makes the overwhelming most commercial aircraft in the world and with a far better safety record than other manufacturers. That F82 you have in your picture was hated by most of its pilots. It was so scary to pilot that it was only in service for something like 7 years and always in a secondary cover role.this message is brought to you by the Dept of Redundancy Dept....