Singapore Airlines grounds two Boeing Dreamliners over engine blade issuesBusiness | 2 Apr 2019 3:58 pm
Singapore Airlines has removed two SIA 787-10 Dreamliner planes from service after routine inspections found issues with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines, the carrier said in a statement today, local broadcaster Channel News Asia reports.
“During recent routine inspections of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines on Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 787-10 fleet, premature blade deterioration was found on some engines," SIA said.
"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."
The airline added that all engine inspections on its 787-10 fleet have since been completed, and a remaining check will be completed on a Scoot 787-9 by Apr 3.
"Pending engine replacements, two SIA 787-10 aircraft have been removed from service," said SIA.
As a result, some flights to destinations served by the 787-10 fleet have been affected.
SIA declined to comment on the number of travellers affected, saying it is "actively getting in touch with customers" to re-accommodate them on various other flights.
The airline's 787-10 aircraft are currently deployed to 11 destinations - Bangkok, Denpasar, Fukuoka, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Nagoya, New Delhi, Osaka, Perth, Taipei and Tokyo.