SIA removes two Boeing 787-10s from service due to engine issues

- A Monitor Desk Report 04 Apr, 2019 | 2451 Views|-+
Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has grounded two of its Boeing 787-10 aircraft due to engine issues, the carrier announced on April 2.

At recent routine inspections of its 787-10 fleet, they found "premature blade deterioration on some engines", said the airline in a statement.

“Pending engine replacements, two SIA 787-10 aircraft have been removed from service,” the statement added.

However, to lessen disruption on the affected routes, the carrier said it would operate other aircraft. Some flights were told to be disrupted but no detail was given.

Singapore Airlines said it was consulting with engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and the relevant authorities to take further steps and any precautionary measure.

SIA became the first carrier in the world to fly the 787-10, beginning last year. The 337-seat aircraft includes 301 seats in economy and 36 lie-flat seats in business class.

Like all other airlines, Singapore has grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following two fatal crashes of Max 8 planes, in Indonesia in last year’s October and in Ethiopia last month.

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