Singapore Airlines: 2 B-787/10 aircraft grounded
Another problem with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine blades
Two of the 8 Boeing B-787/10 Dreamliner aircraft in the Singapore Airlines fleet, powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engine, were grounded by the carrier because it was detected an early deterioration of the turbine blades during an inspection. The aircraft will remain at the Singapore airport until the engines are entirely replaced by the British company. A problem that has already presented itself on the Trent 1000 so much that already in 2016 all the B-787 powered by this engine were grounded.
On the part of Rolls-Royce it was clarified how at the time the Trent 1000 TENs were delivered it was explained that the blades of the engine turbine would have a limited life, so much so that the British company underlined how it is working to remedy to this problem also through the study of the engines of the B-787 Dreamliner that flew in the most difficult and most stressful atmospheric conditions for the engines. An enhanced version of the turbine blades should be available by the end of this year in order to avoid airlines having trouble making regular flight operations.
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