Singapore Air grounds three A380s for engine changes
Rolls-Royce has recommended further detailed inspections of three engines
Initially SQ inspected all its 11 A380s, powered by Trent 970 engines, and returned them to service with some flights delayed. It performed one engine change but said it was unrelated.
Singapore Airlines has been forced to perform engine changes on three of its Airbus A380s as a result of ongoing investigations into the uncontained failure of a Rolls-Royce Trent 972 on a Qantas A380 last Thursday after take-off from Singapore.
The three A380s were located at Melbourne, Sydney and in London and it was planned to ferry them back to Singapore for the work. SQ added that the rest of its fleet would continue normal operations.
The Qantas fleet of six A380s remains grounded with no firm date of when the aircraft will be returned to service.