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Rolls Royce postpones Trent 1000TEN HTP issue fix to 2021
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Rolls Royce postpones Trent 1000TEN HTP issue fix to 2021

Rolls Royce reports progress solving technical issues affecting three variants of its Trent 1000 engine. The company states it is making good progress with eight out of nine fixes needed. However, as more issues were found with the proposed Trent 1000TEN blade fix solution, the improved blade is now expected a year later than previously ‒ in the first half of 2021. ...


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Air New Zealand inks 8 787-10 Dreamliners deal with Boeing

Air New Zealand and Boeing have inked a $2.7 billion (at list prices) worth contract for eight 787-10s. The Dreamliners are to replace the airline’s aging 777-200ERs. The airline, which already operates several Trent 1000-powered Dreamliners, appears to be tired with the never-ending Rolls-Royce engines issues, as it opted for Genx for its new purchase. ...


Rolls-Royce admits Trent 1000 blade issues to prolong groundings
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Rolls-Royce admits Trent 1000 blade issues to prolong groundings

Rolls-Royce is facing yet another stumbling block in the way of solving its intermediate pressure turbine (IPT) blade problems on the Trent 1000 engines. Having previously announced being “about to fix” the issue, the manufacturer now is pushing back the date of when grounded aircraft numbers could return to a single-digit level. ...


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Emirates Clark: no reliability - no new Airbus/Boeing jets for us

Emirates’ President Tim Clark is running out of patience when it comes to continuous engine and aircraft performance setbacks. Speaking with reporters on September 4, 2019, Clark expressed his weariness of reliability challenges with new aircraft and said that the airline would not take delivery of new Airbus and Boeing jets unless the plane makers and engine manufacturers – Rolls-Royce, General Electric – get their act together...


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After Norwegian Trent 1000 fallout ‒ new safety recommendations

Italian authorities have issued three recommendations to increase Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine safety, following a serious incident in August 2019. At the time, left engine on Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787-8 broke down shortly after take-off, pouring 4 kg of debris on Italian city streets. ...


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Rolls Royce joins Widerøe’s electrical aircraft program

Rolls-Royce and Widerøe announced joining forces on a research program that ultimately strives to develop an electrical aircraft concept. Widerøe is yet another Norwegian company exploring the options of green aviation....


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Air New Zealand awaits Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engine return soon

Air New Zealand is awaiting its last remaining out-of-service Rolls-Royce engines to return to operation in the upcoming months, the airline has revealed announcing its latest financial results. The flag carrier has been hit by several rounds of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 problems that continue to affect its operations....


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Norwegian Boeing 787 engine fragments rain down on cars, houses

Updated on August 13, 2019. To include comment from the victim. Engine fragments of a Norwegian Boeing 787 fell from the sky shortly after takeoff from  Fiumicino airport in Rome, Italy, damaging houses, roofs, and cars. One person was injured in the incident....


Rolls Royce acquires Siemens eAircraft
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Rolls Royce acquires Siemens eAircraft

“We are at the dawn of the third era of aviation,” proclaims Rolls-Royce as it announces the acquisition of Siemens’ electric and hybrid-electric aerospace propulsion business, marking a clear step further into making greener engines....


Aeroflot flies Trent 700 engine for 50K hours without overhaul
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Aeroflot flies Trent 700 engine for 50K hours without overhaul

Aeroflot has flown a Trent 700 engine for over 50,000 hours without requiring an overhaul, Rolls-Royce announces on June 19, 2019, suggesting it means a world record for a widebody engine....