Respectfully, do we know this report is about the VSV lever arm?
I ask because Tim Hepher has done a lot of aviation reporting, and if the issue was one and the same, I would think he would know and I think he would say so.
Or it could be an editor chose to remove the reference to the actual part?
It's strange because AvWeek reports "As this is an external mechanism on the outside of the HPC case" whereas Reuters says the problem is "in its compressor".
And I don't think the issue was being labelled as a show stopper, in fact the article talks about what is being done so it is not a show stopper.
No, but I would take an AV report over a Reuters report. There have been no other hints, leaks or any other rumblings about the engine since the revelation of the VSV problem.
Well Guy Norris is a nice, lnowledgeable guy. But he has always been willing to give his Boeing friends the benefit of the doubt. https://pictures.abebooks.com/isbn/9780975234129-us.jpg
Let's be fair, Guy Norris is a pro who has built up a relationship over many years and that's why he is respected.
Ask anyone in media relations and Jon is vilified because of his antics with insubordinate machinist staff that fed him proprietary information.
That's why Norris has the inside track on GE activity around 777X and Mr Blogger-Be-Journonobody doesn't.
John Ostrower is known to be pretty reliable and has a good reputation for independent reporting. He broke a lot of the 787's teething troubles back then. I hope he will be at full speed again soon.
Er, not really.
He was fed information via clandestine machinists observations etc while on the factory floor. He regurgitated that. That's not 'breading' news. It's like trawling the trash for a piece of gold.
Without being spoon-fed, Jon reports nothing at all. He is a fraud. Much like that social blogger Alex Macheras who 'thinks' he is an analyst but clearly is on the payroll of Airbus' UK PR company. He has never ever even worked for an airline or in the industry. Just look at his pathetic Linked In page. He has just three months 'work experience', none of which is aviation!!! LMAó
Nor has he ever commissioned any analytical reports, yet he 'thinks" he is an analyst!!??!!
People like that fool no one. They are both frauds.
Anyway, 777X - let's see if the engine issue at GE causes a project delay for Boeing and emirates...