Rolls-Royce said on Tuesday that since the entry into service of the Trent 1000 TEN, it had communicated to operators that the high-pressure turbine blades in the engine would have a limited life.
Rolls-Royce has told Air New Zealand of an issue with the newer version Trent 1000 TEN engines and the airline is waiting for further advice.
"During recent routine inspections of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines on Singapore Airlines' Boeing 787-10 fleet, premature blade deterioration was found on some engines", said SIA.
The first Singapore Airlines 787-10 in Charleston.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has removed two of its nine Boeing 787-10 aircraft from service due to engine issues. All these inspections have been concluded, and a remaining check will be completed on a 787-9 aircraft of its Scoot budget carrier by Wednesday.
"As a result, some flights to destinations served by the 787-10 fleet have been affected".
"We regret the inconvenience caused and sincerely apologize to customers whose travel plans are affected, and seek their understanding".Читайте также: NJ undergrad murdered in SC had 'numerous wounds,' police say
The company said it will work closely with customers that are affected as it tests "an enhanced version of this blade".
Design glitches have plagued the Trent program since 2016, leading to about $1.7 billion in charges, while eating into Rolls-Royce's share of turbines for 787 jets against rival engine maker General Electric.
Singapore Airlines said it was consulting engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and the relevant authorities for next steps and any precautionary measures.
"Working with operators, we have been sampling a small population of the Trent 1000 TEN fleet that has flown in more arduous conditions", the manufacturer said in a statement.
The planes were grounded pending the replacement of engines.
"We will now work closely with any impacted customers to deliver an accelerated programme to implement the enhanced blade and to ensure that we can deliver on our Trent 1000 TEN future commitments", the company said.
It said that it expects the number of planes on the ground to reduce progressively in 2019 and for flight restrictions to be lifted on aircraft with engines fitted with the new blades. It is more bad news for Boeing following the worldwide grounding of its popular 737 MAX passenger jet.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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