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Rolls-Royce frustrated by Trent 1000 troubles

Rolls-Royce frustrated by Trent 1000 troubles

More bad news for Rolls-Royce's (RR.) shareholders, as it’s emerged that a technical glitch affecting the durability of a certain type of Trent 1000 engine has been identified on another model – the ‘Package B’. The Derby-based engine maker has been struggling to fix a problem with the compressor in the Trent 1000 package C engines that power Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jet, forcing planes to be grounded while remedial actions are taken. Put simply: the problem means parts wear out faster than expected. Management has made arrangements with Boeing and regulatory authorities to carry out a one-off inspection of the Trent 1000 Package B fleet, which consists of 166 engines.

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