Compression issues in Rolls Royce engine lead to Japanese Airline ANA Holdings canceling 113 domestic flights

Rolls Royce has stated progress on fixing compression issues with its Trent 1000 engines C and Trent 1000 engines B have been slow due to a global shortage of replacement parts.

On Wednesday, Japanese airline ANA Holdings Inc disclosed it will cancel 113 domestic flights between July 6 to July 12 in order to inspect compression issues in Rolls-Royce’s Trent 1000 engines.

The servicing will impact the airlines operation globally.

Compressor issues in the Trent 1000 package C engine was also reported earlier which led to airliners, including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Air New Zealand, grounding their planes.

As per a statement by Rolls Royce, the same issue had occurred on a “small number of high life Package B engines”.

According to ANA, Japan’s transport ministry had instructed the company to inspect the Trent 1000 package C engines as well as package B engines; this has led to the cancellation of many flights.

Totally 136 engines have been affected, said ANA, the world’s biggest 787 operator by fleet size.

According to Rolls Royce, progress on fixing the affected engines have been hampered by a global shortage of replacement parts.

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