In recent times, Boeing has been hit hard by the succession of its 737 Max series airliners, and another of its 787-10 airliners has recently had problems. Singapore Airlines said it would suspend the use of two of its Boeing 787-10 jets due to engine problems, which would affect some flights.
Singapore Airlines grounds Boeing 787-10 passenger aircraft
Based on media reports from Singapore's Lianhe Zaobao and The Straits Times, Singapore Airlines announced on the 2nd that due to engine problems, two of the nine Boeing 787-10 aircraft will be grounded.
Cracks found in new engines for the first time
It is understood that these Boeing 787-10 passenger aircraft use Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engine, an improved version of the Trent 1000 engine. The latter was discontinued due to premature cracks in engine blades. The source pointed out that preliminary inspection results showed that the same problem occurred with the new engine. When Singapore Airlines inspected a flight from Singapore to Nagoya, Japan, it was the first time that it found a crack in the new engine.
Ensuring safety is a top priority
"Some flight services using 787-10 aircraft will be affected. Singapore Airlines will call other aircraft to continue to provide flight services to minimize the impact of flight adjustments. However, due to the smaller passenger capacity of alternative aircraft, some customers may If affected, Singapore Airlines will contact individual affected customers, "Singapore Airlines said in a statement, noting that ensuring safety is a top priority. The two Boeing airliners that have been temporarily out of service will subsequently change engines.
Singapore Airlines is the first airline in the world to purchase a Boeing 787-10, and currently has nine Boeing 787-10s. The new airliner went into operation last year, with 36 business-class and 301 economy-class seats inside.