Emirates unhappy over new Rolls-Royce engines

Emirates unhappy over new Rolls-Royce engines
Published: 20 November 2016 - 6:50 a.m.

Emirates is reportedly unhappy with the performance of new engines it has ordered from Rolls-Royce Holding.

The airline had struck a deal to acquire $6.1 billion’s worth of Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc engines to power a batch of 50 Airbus Group SE A380 superjumbos.

Tim Clark, president of Emirates, was quoted as saying in a Bloomberg report that ‘feedback on the Trent 900 powerplants indicates “technical issues” that need to be resolved before the first plane is delivered to Emirates next month.’

“We have a new engine coming on and there are some issues with that at the moment. We want the engines as promised in the contract,” he said.

The report said that the airline will take the first engine as planned on December 2, and that talks are in progress with the manufacturer to resolve the problem and decide if the airline should be compensated.

Deferring the delivery of the planes isn’t an option since doing so would impact the model’s entire supply chain, the report said.



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