Rytis Beresnevicius

Rolls-Royce estimates engine flying hours were down 50%

With the global air travel industry stopping almost to a halt due to the pandemic, engine makers have also suffered massively. Rolls-Royce, in its latest financial update, indicated that its engine flying hours were down as much as 80% at one point....


EASA issues AD for Rolls-Royce Trent engines on A3330neo and Boeing 787
Ruta Burbaite

EASA issues airworthiness directive for RR Trent 1000 and 7000

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued on November 20, 2019, an airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 and Trent 7000 engines. The significance of the regulation? The engines in question are those that power Airbus A330neo jets and Boeing 787 Dreamliners....


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

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. ...


Zivile Zalagenaite

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
Zivile Zalagenaite

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. ...


Zivile Zalagenaite

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. ...


AeroTime Team

El Al’s new Dreamliners: fuel efficient headache

El Al Israeli Airlines is currently in a process of fleet renewal, introducing new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The airline expects to receive the final Dreamliner from its order of 16 in the first quarter of 2020; however, it is struggling with Rolls-Royce engines that power 787-9s....


AeroTime Team

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....


Merve Kara

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 about to fix Trent 1000 engine problem
Clement Charpentreau

Rolls Royce about to fix Trent 1000 engine problem

Rolls Royce reported a net loss of £909 million (€988.74 million) for the first half of 2019. The manufacturer said it was about to fix the problems affecting its Trent 1000 engines....