Mar 7, 2018

Rolls-Royce aircraft engine fix will take 'some years'

An engine fault that grounded planes at British Airways and other airliners will take "Some years" to fix, Rolls-Royce has said. Rolls-Royce said up to 500 Trent 1000 engines - used on Boeing 787 planes - and some Trent 900 engines had technical problems. "Boss Warren East told BBC Radio 4's Today programme:"First you have to realise that all mechanical things wear out over time, and some of the parts in our Trent engines are wearing out faster than we originally forecast. He added: "We have a solution, we have a plan, it will take some years to fully implement the modifications in all the engines which are in service." It said its 2018 figures could be impacted by the cost of carrying out the Trent engine repairs, and also that it would push ahead with a plan to "Simplify its staff structure" to cut costs.

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