03 Mar '11, 7am

[CNA] 'Minor' leaks found on Singapore A380 engines

[CNA] 'Minor' leaks found on Singapore A380 engines

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) said Thursday it had discovered five cases of oil leaks on the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines on its Airbus A380 planes, but insisted the planes were safe to fly. SIA said the leaks were minor and did not pose any safety issues on the flights. "It is correct that we have had five cases of oil leaks on Trent 900 engines but there was no safety of flight issue on any of those occasions," a spokesman with the airline said in a statement to AFP. "The issue that caused the leaks was identified and corrected. They were minor and we never needed to reduce power during flight." He said some of the leaks were discovered after a Qantas A380 plane made an emergency landing in Singapore in November last year due to a mid-air engine explosion, while the others were found before that incident. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said in a rep...

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