Qantas grounds all A 380 flights following in flight failure of RR Trent 900

Reuters:

Qantas Airways suspended flights of its Airbus A380s on Thursday after one of the aircraft was forced to land in Singapore with engine trouble, one of the most serious incidents for the world’s largest passenger plane in its three years of commercial flight.

Qantas, which operates six A380s, said it was grounding the aircraft pending a full investigation. “We will suspend all A380 takeoffs until we are fully confident we have sufficient information about (flight) QF32,” Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce told reporters in Sydney.

 

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Indonesian police examine fallen debris from a Qantas jet collected from several areas on Batam island, an Indonesian territory near Singapore November 4, 2010. :Credit Reuters/Stringer

 

Singapore Airlines also uses Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines in its A 380s.

Related posts on Rolls Royce engine failures:

https://ktwop.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/qantas-a-380-suffers-in-flight-rr-trent-900-engine-failure/

https://ktwop.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/in-flight-failure-of-rb-211-524-engine/

https://ktwop.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/rolls-royce-trent-1000-fix-is-defined/

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