Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Engine Part Blamed for Explosion

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Engine Part Blamed for Explosion

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A MID-AIR explosion in the engine on a Qantas A380 superjumbo has been linked to a component in the engine by maker Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce said yesterday it had drawn two key conclusions from the incident last week involving the Trent 900 engine, which is used on Qantas's six A380s.

C[pounds sterling]First, as previously announced, the issue is specific to the Trent 900,C[yen] it said in a statement yesterday.

C[pounds sterling]Secondly, the failure was confined to a specific component in the turbine area of the engine.C[yen]

This had caused an oil fire, which affected a turbine disc, it added.

The engine maker's investigations have been under way since Qantas flight QF32 from Singapore to Sydney was forced to turn back when one of its four engines exploded over Indonesia on November 4.

Qantas quickly suspended all of its A380 services and the aircraft have been grounded for nine days so far.

Rolls-Royce's conclusions so far are in line with those of aviation authorities. …

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