Rolls-Royce makes progress with engine fault

| November 8, 2010 | 0 Comments
Rolls-Royce makes progress with engine fault

Rolls-Royce, which has seen its shares plunge over the last few days, has said it has made progress in its investigation into the cause of the engine failure on the Qantas fleet of Airbus A380s.

In a statement, the firm said: “It is now clear this incident is specific to the Trent 900 engine.”

The company was quick to point out that it was first such failure of one of its large civil engines for 16 years.

It added that safety is its main priority and it is working closely with Airbus.

Qantas said it had found oil leaks in engines made by Rolls-Royce after the Australian airline had to make an emergency landing last Thursday, sending shares in Rolls-Royce down.

A Qantas double-decker jet was forced to turn back to Singapore last Thursday after one of its four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines exploded just minutes into the flight.

Furthermore, on Friday, a Qantas Boeing 747 had to return to Singapore after another Rolls-Royce engine failed while in flight.

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