Rolls-Royce warns of engine, better fly only within 60 minutes of an airport for emergency

Rolls-Royce warns of engine, better fly only within 60 minutes of an airport for emergency

Rolls-Royce has warned it has identified more problems with its engines that have forced airlines to ground and lease replacement planes.

Shares in the FTSE 100 company, which plans to announce another round of jobs cut on Friday, dropped by 1%.

Rolls-Royce has been struggling to get on top of problems with its Trent 1000 engines.

It has replaced the fan blades on turbines on all Boeing 787 airplanes after cracks and corrosion were found on jets operated by Japan’s ANA airline.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is the civil aviation watchdog in the United States, warned operators of the 787 to Rolls-Royce has warned it has identified more problems with its engines that have forced airlines to ground and lease replacement planes.

Rolls-Royce warns of engine, better fly only within 60 minutes of an airport for emergency

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is the civil aviation watchdog in the United States, warned operators of the 787 to fly within 60 minutes of an airport in case of an emergency.

In a statement, Rolls-Royce said there were “durability issues” on a “small number of high life Package B engines”, just weeks after discovering problems on Package C Trent 1000 engines.

“We have therefore agreed with Boeing and the relevant regulatory authorities to carry out a one-off inspection of our Trent 1000 Package B fleet, to further inform our understanding,” the company added.

“The Package B standard has been in service since 2012 and consists of 166 engines.”

Rolls-Royce warns of engine, better fly only within 60 minutes of an airport for emergency

In a statement, Rolls-Royce said there were “durability issues” on a “small number of high life Package B engines”, just weeks after discovering problems on Package C Trent 1000 engines.

While Rolls-Royce expects to “incur some additional costs”, it does not expect an impact on its full-year guidance for free cash flow.

“The mitigating actions we continue to take across the group, enable us to be confident that our FY18 (full-year 2018) guidance for Group FCF (free cash flow) of around £450m +/- £100m remains unchanged”, the UK engineering group said.

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