Thomas On SkyNews Talking Qantas Engine Issue

by Airlineratings Editors
January 19, 2023
qantas Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas has appeared on SkyNews to discuss the Qantas inflight shutdown on a Boeing 737 engine on a flight from Auckland to Sydney.

Thomas told viewers that an engine shutdown on the Qantas Boeing 737NG, which is powered by two CFM56 engines, is extremely rare – one in 95 years of flying, on average.

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All twin-engine commercial aircraft are certified to fly on one engine.

When the aircraft is certified to fly it must be demonstrated that it can take off fully loaded and suffer an engine failure on take-off and continue to climb.

There are 33,000 CFM56 engines in service around the world and it is the most reliable engine in commercial service.

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