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Rolls-Royce: new inspections on all Trent 1000 TEN engines

An improved version should be presented by 2020

After Singapore Airlines grounded two Boeing B-787/10 Dreamliner aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines, on which it was verified that the turbine blades were consuming faster than expected, the British company has decided to accept that an advance check is made to the engines by the regulatory bodies. Also because this is a known problem on which Rolls-Royce has already intervened after the global grounding of the B-787 powered by the Trent 1000 in 2016, but nevertheless the President of the Civil Aerospace division of the company Chris Cholerton said: "It is happening again faster than we expected". In the coming months, the status of the more than 180 Trent 1000 TENs in use will therefore be verified, starting with those that equip the aircraft used on the most "stressful" climatic flights, in an accelerated inspection regime to ensure that the operations of flight takes place correctly. An improved version of the turbine blades could be made available from 2020, in the hope that all problems will be solved definitively.

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