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SIA grounds two Boeing 787-10 planes after routine inspections

The inspection revealed blade deterioration at some engines.

Singapore Airlines removed two SIA 787-10 aircraft from service for engine replacements after routine inspections of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines found premature blade deterioration was found on some engines.

According to an announcement, SIA Group, in consultation with Rolls-Royce, proactively identified other Trent 1000 TEN engines in the Group’s 787 fleet to undergo precautionary inspections.

“All of these engine inspections on SIA’s 787-10 fleet have now been completed, and a remaining check will be completed on a Scoot 787-9 by 3 April. Pending engine replacements, two SIA 787-10 aircraft have been removed from service.”

Some flights to destinations served by the 787-10 fleet have been affected. “SIA is operating other aircraft for these flights to minimise schedule disruption to customers. However, as capacity may be lower on replacement aircraft, some customers may be affected and they will be contacted accordingly.”

“SIA is working closely with Rolls-Royce and the relevant authorities for any additional follow-up actions and precautionary measures that may be required going forward,” the airlines said.

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