Apparently European regulations are making airlines think twice about effeciency versus safety. If you have a problem with a trans-atlantic flight with only three engines of a four engine jet working, you are not alone. But you may not get a choice in the matter. Professing that the plane can still operate with only two engines doesn’t calm my nerves entirely either. With 35,000 feet seperating me and the ocean surface, I want to know that I have as many safeguards in place as possible, EVEN if that makes me a couple of hours, nay days, late.
Our neighbor was director of flight safety for an international airline and got laid off in January. Pheer it.