Qantas A380s Remain On The Ground | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 08.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.20.14 **
** Airborne 08.18.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.18.14 **
** Airborne 08.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.15.14 **

Mon, Nov 08, 2010

Qantas A380s Remain On The Ground

"Slight Anomalies" Found In Some Engines

Qantas said Monday that it has not yet cleared its A380s to fly after some "slight anomalies" were discovered during an inspection of the aircrafts' engines. One of the Airline's Airbus superjumbos experienced and engine blow-out last week, followed by a similar problem with a different engine on a Qantas 747. Both flights had originated in Singapore.


File Photo

The international news service AFP reports that the problems were detected on three engines in the fleet. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said in an interview with Australian broadcaster ABC that mechanics found "oil where oil shouldn't be" on three of the Rolls-Royce engines which power the jet. The discovery is delaying the A380's return to service for Qantas by "several days."

Joyce said when the A380 incident occurred that he believed the problem was potentially a design flaw in the new Rolls-Royce engine on the superjumbo. He said the grounding would be in effect until the airline could ensure safe operation of the jets. Airline executives are strongly denying union claims that the problems stem from the outsourcing of maintenance work to companies outside Australia.

Other airlines operating A380s with the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines inspected their fleets following last week's Qantas incident, but Reuters reports that both Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa said they found nothing of concern during those inspections.

FMI: www.qantas.com. www.rolls-royce.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 08.18.14: FAA v UAVs-Again, KidVenture14!, ARSA Sez FAA Over-Reaching

Also: AquaPacer!, ProAdvantage, S Korea's Astro Shortage, More Aero-Diesel Growth Expected What seems like a good idea for real estate brokers and property buyers is not going to b>[...]

Aero-TV: The CubCrafters Attitude – Finding Solutions While Others Find Problems

CubCrafters Is Growing... And In A 'Down' Industry -- Find Out How While at EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN’s Michael Maya Charles stopped to talk with John Whitish, the Marketing M>[...]

AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-16-07 PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400, -401, and -402 airplanes.>[...]

AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-16-14 PRODUCT: Certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.20.14)

Fearless Aeronca Aviators A webpage dedicated to those intrepid pilots who fly or are intrigued by Aeronca Champs, Chiefs, Sedans and similar aircraft.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC