Thai Airways forced to ground Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner over Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine issues

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Thai Airways was forced to ground four of its six wide-body Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for a few weeks after troubles with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engines. Newspaper Bangkok Post published.

The carrier says it is working with Rolls-Royce on the issue, which it expects to be sorted out by September.

Thai Airways’s acting president, Usanee Sangsingkoo said in a statement to FlightGlobal:

“Due to the shortage of Boeing 787 Dreamliner engine spare parts, it is necessary that some aircraft of this type must be parked and temporarily cannot be operated, which is a problem that affects Thai and other airlines worldwide whose 787 aircraft are equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines that have turbine blade problems,”

Twitter picture, one of the engines removed.

See also forum discussion: http://www.luchtzak.be/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=44976&p=353282#p353282

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