SINGAPORE, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines (SIAL.SI) said on Monday it had completed engine inspections on all its Airbus EAD.PA A380 aircraft and did not find any issues of concern.
One of the Rolls Royce (RR.L) engines on a Qantas Airways (QAN.AX) A380 broke apart in flight last week, forcing the world’s largest passenger plane to make an emergency landing in Singapore with 459 passengers and crew on board. [ID:nSGE6A706Q]
Australia’s Qantas said on Monday it would keep its A380 fleet grounded for at least another 72 hours after discovering problems on three more of the superjumbo’s engines. [ID:nSGE6A6045]
Singapore Airlines, which was the launch airline for the A380 and operates 11 of the aircraft, initially said it would delay A380 departures, but soon cleared them.
“We have completed the engine inspections on all our A380 aircraft and did not find anything of concern,” SIA spokesman Nicholas Ionides said on Monday.
“The findings of the inspections have been reviewed with Rolls-Royce. Any further checks that may be recommended by the manufacturers will of course be done, and in the meantime we continue with our regular routine checks.” (Reporting by Harry Suhartono and Raju Gopalakrishnan; Editing by Lincoln Feast)