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Airline operators to face route planning restrictions due to ETOPS downgrade for the 787-9

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New York - Rolls-Royce increases the inspection frequency of Trent 1000 "Package C" engines to a monthly interval due to the recent problems reported by the clients. Operators also need to be prepared for route planning restrictions. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Moviela
Ric Wernicke 9
What is with the failures of material suppliers not shipping what is ordered?

Are they not inspecting it?

What is with the fabricators not inspecting incoming material, and not inspecting finished goods?

The reputation of aviation safety depends on the current group of manufacturers doing the right thing, and dismiss the MBA's that are a pit in the path of progress.
chalet
chalet 4
RR engines for the 787 family defifnitely need something far more than just a cursory inspection for the troubles are worrisome and numerous.
TimeRanger
Randy Shereda 4
This could be the death of the T-1000.
mikehe
Initially, Boeing wasn’t diverting engines from the production lines to airlines with aircraft on the ground (AOG), airlines complained to LNC. One airline contrasted Boeing’s action to Airbus, which directed Pratt & Whitney to divert new production Geared Turbo Fan engines to customers with AOG instead of to the production lines. A320neos litter the Toulouse (and probably Hamburg) airport with engineless A320neos.
w2bsa
w2bsa 3
I think Rolls-Royce is getting sloppy.
SoNic67
SoNic67 1
Manufactures will lie to sell their goods. Some more, some little, eventually some get the lies discovered.
Sometimes you get a small slap (ETOPS downgrade) sometimes a bigger one (see WV buy back of millions of 4 cylinder diesel-powered cars in USA).
SoNic67
SoNic67 4
Also, when I have the option, I always choose to fly the good ol' 747 in transatlantic flights (I do fly a lot of those, for work and personal).
I don't trust ETOPS based on "engine reliability numbers", I trust the ones based on sheer redundancy (number of engines).
JakebClaridge
Jakeb Claridge 1
A350 FTW
bizprop
Roy Troughton -8
Misleading headline.
SmittySmithsonite
What is it with 21st Century manufacturing? Has QC been completely eliminated? Just thinking of the cars & trucks we drive sure makes me wonder ...
WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77 3
As an inspector (pressure equipment and structural and some aviation type), you would be surprised how often companies and foreman say things are ready for QA inspection when there hasn't even been any QC inspection. They want stuff signed off in 30 minutes when nothing is ready.

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TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 15
This time the reason is given in the first sentence. Not soon enough?
lucasserj
Sergio Luka 10
Trent 1000 C engines is the Boeing's choice for 787-9s. Every 1 of 4 Dreamliner flies with faulty Trent 1000s. I don't see s.thing wrong with the headline.
Wayne47
Michael Townsley -2
Pax reporting SWA pilot said the engine explosion caused a loss of hydraulics to the flight controls.
yr2012
matt jensen -4
Try using that search button buddy. I posted this yesterday
MH370
MH370 -9
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

FAA AD may severely limit ETOPS of some Boeing 787s: sources

An airworthiness directive from the US Federal Aviation Administration is expected as early as Tuesday that could severely restrict flight operations some of Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 787s.

https://leehamnews.com/2018/04/14/faa-ad-may-severely-limit-etops-of-rr-powered-787s-sources/

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