CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND ALSO PRINT OUT AS IF YOU WERE IN AN ASPIRE LOUNGE

1 JULY 2013

YOUR WORDS


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

BTN DISTRIBUTION

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

Index

Email this Page
Bookmark

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
info@btnews.co.uk
© 2021 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 1 JULY 2013

Rolls-Royce and Qantas

The Australian air transport regulator has published a report which blames Rolls-Royce for a mid-air failure of a Trent 900 engine on a Qantas A380 in November 2010.  The matter now appears to be closed.

"This was a serious and rare event which we very much regret", said Colin Smith, Director of Engineering and Technology at Rolls-Royce.

"At Rolls-Royce we continually strive to meet the high standards of safety, quality and reliability that our customers and their passengers are entitled to expect.  On this occasion we clearly fell short.

"We support the ATSB's conclusions and, as the report notes, have already applied the lessons learned throughout our engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance procedures to prevent this type of event from happening again", he added.

The incident resulted in a temporary grounding of all Rolls-Royce equipped A380 aircraft.  The Derby-based company later agreed to pay Australian $95m (£58m) as compensation to the Australian carrier.

Both Roll-Royce and Engine Alliance (EA)supply power for the A380.  There are firm orders for 264, of which 34 have no confirmed engine supplier.  Rolls-Royce easily wins in terms of airlines but lags behind regarding numbers, Emirates 90 aircraft, all EA (103 RR v 124 EA). www.rolls-royce.com www.qantas.com.au

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
Surname
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
Country/City
Comment
- 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.
www.btnews.co.uk