Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce Trent Engine Defection Causes Singapore Airlines Airbus toReturn to Origin

Friday, March 30, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800 en route from Singapore to Frankfurt Where: Singapore When: Mar 27th 2012 Who: 430 passengers Why: While en route, the Airbus’s number three engine surged. Pilots shut down the engine and returned to Singapore. The engine involved was one of four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines. A “surge” refers to... »

Bangkok-Another Rolls Royce/Trent Engine Fails

Saturday, May 21, 2011
By George Hatcher
Bangkok-Another Rolls Royce/Trent Engine Fails

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Rainer Bexten What: Qantas Boeing 747-400 en route from Bangkok (Thailand) to London Heathrow,EN Where: Bangkok When: May 20th 2011 Who: 308 passengers Why: After takeoff from Bangkok, the engine vibration and temperature increased beyond the norm in one engine and the engine is... »

53 Trent Engines Removed from Service

Friday, May 20, 2011
By George Hatcher

Rolls-Royce removed 53 Trent Engines from service over pipe thickness problems in the oil feed pipes. Thinned pipe walls and cracking from a manufacturing defect led to an internal oil fire on a Qantas Airways Airbus A380, which made an emergency landing in Singapore in 2010. This is the flaw that led to Qantas... »

Rolls-Royce wins $2.2bn TotalCare® deal from Emirates

Monday, February 14, 2011
By George Hatcher
Rolls-Royce wins $2.2bn TotalCare® deal from Emirates

Monday, 14 February 2011— Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a $2.2bn TotalCare® long term services contract from Emirates, covering Trent engines for 70 Airbus A350XWB aircraft. The agreement will bring the airline’s Rolls-Royce powered fleet of 128 aircraft, in service and on order, under TotalCare® arrangements. Tim Clark, President – Emirates Airline,... »

Australian Lawsuit against Rolls Royce Possible

Friday, December 3, 2010
By George Hatcher

Australian Transport Safety Bureau has issued a safety alert. The Qantas A380 Rolls Royce engine failure was due to a (fatigue) cracked tube. The Australian Trade Practices Act allows Qantas to pursue a legal solution against rolls Royce, especially as it appears they were aware of engine problems (fatigue cracking in the thin side... »

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire. Where There’s Fire, Will There Be Passengers?

Thursday, December 2, 2010
By George Hatcher

engine #2 failed engine #1 and #4 in degraded mode green hydraulics low pressure and low quantity yellow hydraulics engine #4 pump error failure of AC electrical busses 1 and 2 flight controls in alternate mode wing slats inoperative ailerons partial control only reduced spoiler control landing gear control and indicator warnings multiple brake... »

Rolls Royce: Trent 900 statement and Interim management statement

Friday, November 12, 2010
By George Hatcher
Rolls Royce: Trent 900 statement and Interim management statement

Rolls-Royce has made progress in understanding the cause of the engine failure on the Trent 900 powered A380 Qantas flight QF32 on 4 November 2010. It is now clear this incident is specific to the Trent 900 engine. As a result, a series of checks and inspections has been agreed with Airbus, with operators... »

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