Singapore carrier lands two Boeing 787-10 jets after checks


Singapore Airlines has landed two of its Boeing 787-10s due to engine problems, the carrier said on Tuesday.

The company said in a statement that "premature blade deterioration has been found in some engines" of its 787-10 fleet in recent routine inspections.

"Pending engine replacements, two SIA 787-10 aircraft have been removed from service," he said.

The carrier said it would operate other aircraft on the affected routes to minimize disruption. He said some flights were interrupted, but they did not give details.

Singapore Airlines said it was consulting engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and the relevant authorities for the next steps and any precautionary measures.

SIA became the first operator in the world to pilot the 787-10, starting last year. The 337-seat aircraft includes 301 economy-class seats and 36 executive-class seats.

Like many other places, Singapore landed Boeing 787 Max aircraft after two fatal crashes of Max 8 planes in Indonesia in October and Ethiopia last month.


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