Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rolls Royce 'may replace up to 40 Airbus A380 engines'

Damaged engine on a Qantas A380 Airbus at Changi airport, Singapore (4 Nov 2010)Up to 40 Rolls-Royce engines on Airbus A380 superjumbos worldwide will need to be replaced, according to Australian airline Qantas.

Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce was speaking two weeks after a Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on an A380 exploded in mid-air, forcing an emergency landing.

Qantas has grounded its six Airbuses since the incident.

The Trent 900 engines are used on A380s operated by Qantas, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.

Between them the three airlines operate 20 A380 planes, each of which has four Rolls-Royce engines.

Mr Joyce told reporters at Sydney airport the airline had already replaced three engines on its planes. ...

via BBC News - Rolls Royce 'may replace up to 40 Airbus A380 engines'.

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