8 APRIL 2019


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2019 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 8 APRIL 2019

SIA grounds two Dreamliners

In more drama for the aviation industry last week, excessive wear on turbine blades in the Rolls-Royce 1000 TEN engine was blamed by Singapore Airlines for forcing it to ground two of its Boeing B787 Dreamliners.

Rolls-Royce responded by saying it would accelerate a programme to install redesigned blades on some of the engines. The engine in the SIA incident, the latest version of the Trent 1000, has suffered a series of problems since entering service in 2011.

SIA said in a statement that "premature blade deterioration was found on some engines" of the B787-10 fleet during routine inspections. Rolls-Royce said it had warned airlines the high-pressure turbine blades would have “a limited life cycle”.

The airline statement added: "Pending engine replacements, two SIA 787-10 aircraft have been removed from service”, adding it would operate other aircraft on the affected routes to minimise disruption.

SIA became the first carrier in the world to fly the Dash-10 version of the B787. The aircraft has 337 seats – 36 lie-flat models in Business Class and 301 seats in Economy.

The company, along with all other carriers, has also grounded its Boeing B737 Max aircraft following two fatal crashes of Max 8 planes in Indonesia in October and in Ethiopia last month.



Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.