Rolls-Royce To Increase Inspections On Some 787 Engines

Rolls-Royce To Increase Inspections On Some 787 Engines

Airlines operating some of the engines have been ordered by global safety regulators to carry out more regular checks on them, meaning they will be grounded much more frequently for maintenance.

"We sincerely regret the disruption this will cause to our customers", CEO East said in a statement.

Airlines have already been forced to alter schedules or lease other aircraft, but the latest issues could be more far-reaching. The time limit would drop as low as 140 minutes, compared with the current window of 330 minutes, a source familiar with the plans said.

Bloomberg reports the United States Federal Aviation Administration is about to order that aircraft fitted with Package C engines have the flight time over water and remote areas slashed.

An existing EASA Airworthiness Directive for the Package C engine requires inspections of an IPC blade at certain flight cycles. Now inspections must be carried out after every 200 flight cycles. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock.

That will lead to higher than previously guided cash costs incurred for 2018, though Rolls-Royce said it was reprioritising spending to mitigate the "incremental costs", and its full-year guidance remained unchanged. Societe Generale raised shares of Rolls-Royce from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th.

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Rolls-Royce has been plagued by issues with the blades in the Trent 1000 engine model, which is used in Boeing 787s, and some Trent 900 engines, amid reports of early corrosion or wear to parts.

It adds that it will work with Boeing and the 787 customers affected in an effort to reduce disruption.

But there could be worse to come for operators of the affected engines.

"Our team of technical experts and service engineers is working around the clock to ensure we return them to full service as soon as possible", he said.

"It's disappointing and frustrating that our new aircraft don't work the way they are supposed to", spokesman Lasse Sandaker-Nilsen said, adding that it had cancelled a flight from Paris to NY next week as a result.

Issues with components on the Trent 1000 and an engine used on the Airbus SE A380 led to a 170 million-pound hit on Rolls's cash flow past year, and that figure was already set to double in 2018.

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