Not on cue but they can certainly be coaxed into failing prematurely. Power changes are when most turbofan engines fail. Knowing when those changes are likely to occur would allow a demented person to inject a potential failure point into the process.You're a conspiracy theorist. Turbofan engines can't be made to disintegrate on cue.
What are you talking about? Are you an airline aircraft mechanic? Seriously, your analogies are so far off, it’s not even funny. Don’t believe everything you read in newspapers/online.Still a better outcome than the last incident of compressor fan failure in an engine in flight in the US (in 2018) which resulted in a fatality:
Federal investigators are probing the role a broken engine fan blade played in the catastrophic event aboard the Southwest Airlines Flight 1380www.dallasnews.com
This was a CFM engine on this Southwest flight.
For both incidents, it all comes down to not scoping the fan blades on a regular basis to detect those microscopic cracks that form. Maintenance fail.
For the nerds in here, this is a great technical explanation by Ars of the same Southwest incident:
Explains all the details of an engine failure.
This is why the comments about intentional damage and conspiracy are just ridiculous. The mechanics that work on aircraft, from the smallest to the largest, are dedicated professionals. Sure, there are screwballs, loafers, and drunks, but there's a reason flying on US commercial airlines is the safest mode of transportation there is, by a wide margin.I'll add this to the above comment: If you work for any Boeing supplier and falsify any document you'll not only get yourself in a ringer but may also include jail time. You'll also damage the reputation of the company you work, put deliveries on hold and most importantly you'll be putting innocent lives at risk. Remember every component on these aircraft (Boeing or Gulfstream etc.) will have a ton traceability records for every step of every process for every part...