Singapore Airlines to replace engine part on A380 planeBy DPA, IANS
Monday, November 15, 2010
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines will replace one component of the Rolls Royce engines on all 11 of its A380 superjumbos, a spokesman for the airline said Tuesday.
The precautionary measure had been advised by engine manufacturer Rolls Royce, he said.
Last week, Rolls Royce identified a single faulty component in its Trent 900 engines for the oil fire on a Qantas A380 superjumbo which forced the aircraft to a safe emergency landing in Singapore Nov 4.
There were no delays in Singapore Airline’s flight schedule due to the replacement of the engine parts, said the spokesman.
He was unable to say how long it would take to replace the parts on all 11 aircraft.
“We are still working on a schedule,” he said.
Each Airbus A380 aircraft, the world’s largest passenger plane, has four engines.
Three airlines use those engines: Singapore Airlines, Australia’s Qantas Airways and Germany’s Lufthansa.
Qantas has grounded its fleet of six A380s since the Nov 4 incident.