Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A380 Airbus: new incident on a Rolls-Royce engine

Singapore Airlines announced Wednesday, July 27 to have replaced a Rolls-Royce on one of its A380 after a failure occurred Tuesday. Shortly after takeoff the aircraft from the airport of Singapore, the engine has stopped working, forcing the crew to turn back and return to land. The Airbus was traveling to Hong Kong with 368 passengers on board.

"A change in the reactor was performed on the device, and we are investigating the incident with Rolls-Royce and Airbus," said a spokesman for the airline. The British engine manufacturer and the European attached to EADS, have faced a similar incident last year when one of the engines of a Qantas A380 had exploded in flight, forcing the unit to return to land, also in Singapore.

Rolls-Royce and Qantas have signed a settlement agreement on this subject, which should add 95 million Australian dollars, or 72 million, earnings before taxes in 2011 the Australian company.

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