Japan’s All Nippon Airlines will be forced to cancel up to 300 flights after problems emerged with the engines on its Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
ANA has the world’s largest fleet of Dreamliners and accounts for 30% of those in operation using Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines in which the problems have been discovered.
The Times reported that the British engine manufacturer is aware of the problem, thought to be associated with corrosion of the engine’s turbine blades.
The issue was discovered after an ANA flights was forced to return to Kuala Lumpur in February due to an overheating engine and similar issues since on two domestic flights.
Two further incidents have been reported by Royal Brunei Airlines.
The Times said the majority of airlines operating Dreamliners have opted for US GE engines but aircraft powered by Rolls Royce account for one in ten currently in operation.
ANA will cancel nine domestic flights today and up to ten a day until the end of next month, reported The Times.
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