SHANGHAI, China Nov 18 Airbus EAD.PA will
seek compensation from Rolls-Royce (RR.L) for any disruption
caused by plans to re-assign engines in the wake of this month's
Qantas (QAN.AX) A380 emergency, an Airbus spokesman said.
He declined to say how many of the manufacturer's engines
could have to be changed as a result of the engine blowout which
forced a Qantas A380 to return to Singapore on Nov. 4.
"We can't comment on customers but we can say that any cost
Airbus incurs, we will seek full financial compensation from
Rolls-Royce," the spokesman said by telephone from Toulouse.
About 40 Rolls-Royce engines used in the world's fleet of
Airbus A380 aircraft may need to be replaced to ensure safety
after one such engine partly disintegrated mid-flight this
month, Australia's Qantas (QAN.AX) said earlier. [ID:nSGE6AH00R]
Airbus has said disruption caused by the incident could
delay A380 deliveries in 2011.
(Reporting by Tim Hepher) +331 4949 5452