Skip to comments.787 suffers "engine issue" on Charleston runway
Posted on 07/29/2012 7:07:57 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an engine malfunction in a 787 that may have caused a grass fire at Charleston International Airport, shutting down the runway for more than an hour Saturday afternoon.
A Boeing statement emailed late Saturday confirmed that "a 787 experienced an engine issue today while undergoing preflight runway testing in North Charleston. As the NTSB investigates, Boeing and GE are working closely with the agency and are committed to resolving the issue appropriately."
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I am sure that the unions are going to get the vapors, but this is why they conduct preflight runway tests in the first place.
Boeing SC spokeswoman Candy Eslinger told the Post and Courier that the unpainted 787 involved in the incident was the latest one built at Boeing's North Charleston complex.
Sabotage? Or bad workmanship?
Mom always said not to play with matches (of any size).
Seems awfully conveeeeeenient. GE engines to boot.
ISSUE? I am so tired of that word. Can’t dare say problem.
“You’ve got issues!”, said the co-pilot to pilot.
indeed. “houston, we’ve got an issue” just doesn’t carry the same weight.
CFD? Help a brain-dead FReeper here!
can’t be. he didn’t built that.
can’t be. he didn’t build that.
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Notice in the center left quadrant just below the middle. "Design for FOD Prevention" is marked in red as a CFD penetration opportunity.
Computational Fluid Dynamics.
I’m such a nerd, that was all I could think of for CFD, yet I didn’t make the connection to foreign objects being in the flow and the possibility of designing a flow path that would divert them from the engine.
Thank you both for the definition and the explanation.
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