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A Virgin Atlantic 787-9 landing in Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Rolls Royce Advises of Further Issues with 787 Engines, Costs Increase to $1.5 Billion

Rolls Royce this week advised airlines who operate Boeing 787 aircraft with their troubled Trent 1000 Package ‘C’ engines, that the faulty engine blades are deteriorating even faster than expected requiring additional maintenance checks. The affected engines have been the cause of significant operational issues for airlines since the end of last year when faults with the blades were detected after two successive incidents with Air New Zealand (NZ) 787-9 aircraft. Though Rolls Royce had been aware of an issue…

787 Engine Issues Prompt British Airways to Seek Lease of…

British Airways is the latest airline to confirm lease requirements to cover Boeing 787 operations as Rolls Royce struggles to meet the engineering demands of resolving the issue with Trent 1000 engines on certain 787 aircraft. BA has applied to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for approval to wet-lease…

Trent Effect: LATAM Plans Los Angeles Flights on Leased 747

Due to the continuous issues that several companies are facing after the failures and defects detected on Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines, it is a golden age for ACMI providers. ACMI stands for Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance services, also known as wet-leasing. After the mandatory grounding (by range reduction)…