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RR denies engine failure link to 787 delay

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 3, 2010
photo - Boeing

Rolls-Royce says that there is no link between the uncontained failure of a Trent 1000 during ground testing and the delay in delivering the first 787.

The engine manufacturer said in a statement to Australian Aviation that the failure of the engine during a test run in early August “caused no disruption to the Boeing flight test programme and is in no way associated with the announced delay to the program.”

Rather, “Boeing has told us that the previous planned and agreed dates for Trent 1000 engine deliveries will now not support their latest flight test program requirements… Rolls-Royce is working closely with Boeing to expedite engine deliveries in support of their latest timetable.”

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RR denies engine failure link to 787 delay

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 3, 2010
photo - Boeing

Rolls-Royce says that there is no link between the uncontained failure of a Trent 1000 during ground testing and the delay in delivering the first 787.

The engine manufacturer said in a statement to Australian Aviation that the failure of the engine during a test run in early August “caused no disruption to the Boeing flight test programme and is in no way associated with the announced delay to the program.”

Rather, “Boeing has told us that the previous planned and agreed dates for Trent 1000 engine deliveries will now not support their latest flight test program requirements… Rolls-Royce is working closely with Boeing to expedite engine deliveries in support of their latest timetable.”

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