Rolls Royce denies faulty Trent 7000 engines
On March 23, 2018, Rolls Royce denied that its Trent 7000 engines, equipping the Airbus A330neo, were affected by the same problems as the Trent 1000. A defect in blades of the earlier version has already grounded several Boeing 787s.
Earlier that day, Bloomberg had reported that the engines of Airbus A330neo could have the same problems, which could partially explain why this specific model has difficulties in sales.
But Rolls Royce quickly released a statement saying that every new Trent 7000 engine produced is equipped with modified blades - thus fixing the initial problem. Rolls Royce also announced that it has already allocated $484 million to fixing blades problems in the engines already existing, including the ones installed on the 787s.
Earlier this month, Rolls Royce had to face another problem affecting the compressor of the Trent 1000 and of a “small population” of Trent 7000. Bloomberg pointed that the modifications to the faulty compressor would not be available for six months, while the first T7000-powered A330neos are expected to be delivered this summer.
Airbus did not comment on the issue.
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