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    Rolls-Royce A380 engine had 'manufacturing fault'
    News Report inserted: Dec 02 2010

    Air safety investigators in Australia say they have identified a serious manufacturing fault with some engines fitted to Airbus A380 passenger jets. A misaligned component of the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine used on a Qantas A380 which exploded last month thinned the wall of an oil pipe. This caused "fatigue cracking", which prompted leakage and ultimately a fire. Rolls-Royce said the Australian f ...

    Cargo plane crashes in Karachi, killing at least 11
    News Report inserted: Nov 28 2010

    A cargo plane carrying eight people has crashed shortly after taking off from Karachi airport in Pakistan, killing all those on board. The bodies of another three people killed on the ground have been found. The Russian-made Ilyushin IL-76, crewed by Russians, was heading to the Sudanese capital Khartoum. The jet crashed into buildings under construction inside a naval base, close to Jinnah airpo ...

    Plane from Karachi crashes with eight people on board
    News Report inserted: Nov 27 2010

    A plane with eight people on board has crashed shortly after taking off from Karachi airport in Pakistan, local officials say. They say it was a Russian-made cargo plane, which was reportedly heading to Sudan's capital Khartoum. TV footage showed a large fire at the scene of the crash in an area where buildings are under construction. Rescue workers were seen fighting the blaze, and the officials ...

    Boeing Dreamliner 'a failure', says Qatar Airways boss
    News Report inserted: Nov 26 2010

    The chief executive of Qatar Airways has criticised Boeing over delays to the 787 Dreamliner, reportedly saying that it has "clearly failed". Akbar Al Baker said he had been "taken aback" by the problems that have plagued the delivery of the aircraft, the Reuters news agency reported. Meanwhile, Boeing has announced it is revising its schedule after a fire on a test flight earlier this month. It h ...

    Thomson plane overshoots runway at Newcastle Airport
    News Report inserted: Nov 26 2010

    A passenger plane at Newcastle Airport has overshot the runway. It happened just before 2100 GMT on Thursday when the aircraft travelled a short distance past its runway stop position, Northumbria Police said. Passengers were allowed to leave the Thomson Fly Boeing 737-800 and no injuries were reported. The aircraft, carrying 188 passengers and one infant, was returning from Arrecife in Lanzarote. ...

    Qantas to resume flying Airbus A380 superjumbos
    News Report inserted: Nov 23 2010

    Qantas says it is to resume flying some of its A380 superjumbos on Saturday, three weeks after an engine explosion forced one of the airline's A380 planes to make an emergency landing. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said he was satisfied the aircraft were safe to fly, following extensive checks. Two superjumbos will initially fly the Sydney to London route, he added. The pilots of a Qantas A380 ...

    Passenger jet lands safely after reports of fire on wing
    News Report inserted: Nov 22 2010

    A US passenger jet bound for Moscow has returned safely to a New York airport after reports its wing had caught fire. The Delta Airlines Boeing 767 dumped fuel and turned back to John F Kennedy Airport after reports of engine trouble soon after take-off. Emergency crews were sent to the airport to wait for the plane - which had 200 passengers on board - to land. A fire official said there were no ...

    Birmingham Airport shut as transplant aircraft crashes
    News Report inserted: Nov 19 2010

    Birmingham Airport has been closed until 0600 GMT on Saturday after a small private jet carrying a liver for transplant crashed on a runway. Two people were taken to hospital after the plane came down in fog. The airport said the aircraft had hit its landing system antennae. One eyewitness said the plane was on fire as it came in to land at 1535 GMT. The organ was safely delivered to the city's Qu ...

    Qantas A380 engine blast 'severed cables'
    News Report inserted: Nov 18 2010

    Further details have been released of the difficulties faced by the pilots of the Qantas A380 superjumbo that saw one of its engines explode. Airbus, the plane's manufacturer, has said that flying debris from the Rolls-Royce engine severed cables in the aircraft's wing. A separate report by the AP new agency said the explosion caused a series of system failures in the plane. The pilots made a succ ...

    Forty Rolls Royce Airbus A380 engines 'need replacing'
    News Report inserted: Nov 18 2010

    Up to 40 Rolls-Royce engines on Airbus A380 superjumbos worldwide will need to be replaced, according to Australian airline Qantas. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce was speaking two weeks after a Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on an A380 exploded in mid-air, forcing an emergency landing. Qantas has grounded its six A380s since the incident. The Trent 900 engines are used on A380s operated by Qantas ...


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