- Mar 22, 2005
news.airwise.com said:Two Engines As Safe As Four Ruling Soon
June 5, 2006
US regulators are near to concluding that passenger jets with two engines are as safe as those with three or four engines and should have the same flexibility in flying long-distance routes, a report said on Monday.
The Federal Aviation Administration is nearing completion of rules that are expected particularly to benefit Boeing's twin-engine 777 airliner, The Wall Street Journal said.
The rules also are expected to benefit Boeing's strategy of building planes capable of flying passengers directly to their destinations without transferring through busy hub airports, the paper said, citing industry officials.
A helping hand for Boeing?