Rolls-Royce agrees to EU inspectionEuropost
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC announced today that it has agreed to an inspection regime with European regulators seeking to confirm the condition of its Trent 1000 TEN fleet over the next few months. The British aircraft-engine maker said this is part of its work to respond to issues on its Trent 1000 TEN engines, the company's newest version used on Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, in which earlier than anticipated blade deterioration has been identified.
"A small number of these engines have needed to have their high-pressure-turbine blades replaced earlier than scheduled," Rolls-Royce said. The company also added it has agreed with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency a plan for inspecting the remaining fleet.
Rolls-Royce's Trent 1000 TEN engines have been in service since November 2017 and there are currently more than 180 in service, the company said. The company said it plans to start incorporating enhanced blades into the Trent 1000 TEN fleet in early 2020. Rolls-Royce's cash-cost guidance on the Trent 1000 in 2019 and 2020 remains unchanged, the company said.