Two Singapore airlines Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners have been grounded by the carrier due to engine problems
The two long range aircraft have been removed from service pending engine replacements.
SIA said premature blade deterioration was found on some engines during recent routine inspections of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines on its Boeing 787-10 fleet.
“As safety is our top priority, the SIA Group, in consultation with Rolls-Royce, proactively identified other Trent 1000 TEN engines in the group’s 787 fleet to undergo precautionary inspections.
“All of these engine inspections on SIA’s 787-10 fleet have now been completed, and a remaining check will be completed on a Scoot 787-9 by April 3.
“Pending engine replacements, two SIA 787-10 aircraft have been removed from service.
“As a result, some flights to destinations served by the 787-10 fleet have been affected.
“SIA is operating other aircraft for these flights to minimise schedule disruption to customers.
“However, as capacity may be lower on replacement aircraft, some customers may be affected and they will be contacted accordingly.
“We regret the inconvenience caused and sincerely apologise to customers whose travel plans are affected, and seek their understanding.”
The carrier added that it was working closely with Rolls-Royce and relevant authorities “for any additional follow-up actions and precautionary measures that may be required going forward.”
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