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Korean Airlines 777-300ER, HL7534 delivered in 1999, was departing Tokyo's Haneda airport as flight KE2708 to Seoul Gimpo when the left hand PW4090 erupted in flames
With it being both the PW and GE engines, it's not likely that it is a common parts issue, which makes me wonder if it's a common control issue, or something airframe related. Possibly lines rubbing somewhere, and the vibration of the engine rubs them until they crack.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: buckwhizzle
They wouldn't build it if there wasn't. They don't just build aircraft for no reason. This is going to cost them a lot of money to design, build, and test before they start really making any money back. It generally takes hundreds of aircraft sold before they even break even.
The A380 is too big. They haven't reached the break even point on it, and sales have been extremely sluggish of late. The 777-10X, if they build it, will be somewhere between 60, and 150+ seats smaller than an A380 depending on the configuration of the seats. That will make it more appealing to customers that want to be able to carry more passengers, but don't want to spend the kind of money they would have to spend on an A380.