Qantas investigators identify "serious" A380 engine fault

Qantas investigators identify "serious" A380 engine fault

Australian air safety investigators have identified a serious manufacturing flaw in A380 passenger jet engines, it has been reported. Investigators warned that the critical safety issue could potentially lead to 2catastrophic engine failure” and have now issued a directive to the manufacturers, Rolls Royce, asking to address the safety issue. Last month, an engine explosion on one of the carrier’s new A380s sparked a global safety review, when a misaligned component on a Trent 900 engine exploded in Singapore airspace. According to the Associated Foreign Press, Qantas said it would immediately conduct further engine investigations as a result of the findings, but stressed there was “no immediate risk to flight safety”. “Qantas currently has two A380 aircraft in operational service, following the grounding of the fleet on 4 November,” a statement from the airline read. “Both A380 aircraft will be inspected at the Qantas Jet Base in Sydney.”

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