1st LD Writethru: Singapore Airlines grounds 2 Boeing 787-10 aircraft due to premature blade deterioration

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SINGAPORE,April 2 (Xinhua) -- Singapore Airlines has grounded two Boeing 787-10 aircraft due to the deterioration of engines, which was found in routine inspections, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the company.

According to the statement, some of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines on Singapore Airlines' Boeing 787-10 fleet were found to have "premature blade deterioration".

Pending engine replacements, two SIA 787-10 aircraft have been removed from service, it added.

The statement showed that the airlines has been in consultation with Rolls-Royce and completed all of its engine inspection on its 787-10 fleet, and a remaining check will be completed on a 787-9 with its subsidiary Scoot Airlines by April 3.

Singapore Airlines said it is operating other aircraft for these flights to minimize schedule disruption to its customers. However, it admits that as capacity may be lower on the substitute aircraft, some customers may be affected.

The grounding followed the suspension of all Boeing 737 MAX flights in its airspace in Singapore on March 12 by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore in the wake of two fatal accidents involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in less than five months. Enditem

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