Airlines have been warned of further disruption as Rolls-Royce plans further inspections to problematic Trent 1000 engines.
The additional engine inspections are to be carried out to those previously planned, the manufacturer disclosed today.
“This will unfortunately lead to additional disruption for our customers,” Rolls-Royce admitted.
A total of 380 ‘Package C’ engines involved are in service with airlines.
The increased inspection frequency is driven by “our further understanding of the durability of the Trent 1000 Package C compressor, a condition that we highlighted earlier this year,” the company said.
“These inspections will be supported by service management and flight operations guidance to airlines to be issued by the airworthiness authorities.”
Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East said: “Our focus is on supporting our customers and doing all we can to minimise any impact on their operations.
“We sincerely regret the disruption this will cause to our customers and our team of technical experts and service engineers is working around the clock to ensure we return them to full service as soon as possible.
“We will be working closely with Boeing and affected airlines to minimise disruption wherever possible.”
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