Oil found on A380 fleet engines “where oil shouldn’t be”: Qantas boss

November 8th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Nov 8 (ANI): Qantas Airline Chief Executive Alan Joyce has claimed finding issues with three more Rolls-Royce jet engines on its grounded Airbus A380 fleet, adding that oil was found on the engines “where oil shouldn’t be”.

“On three of the engines what we have found is slight anomalies. Oil where oil shouldn’t be on the engines and we are just trying to check, what could the cause of that could be,” News.com.au quoted Joyce, as saying.

“These are new engines on new aircraft, they shouldn’t have these issues at this stage so it’s given us an indication of an area for us to focus into. It’s too early for us to say what components or parts of the engine we think could have been the issue,” he added.

Joyce also said that A380 jets would remain grounded for days, the report said.

Meanwhile, Qantas spokeswoman Olivia Wirth said that two of the Rolls-Royce built engines were being tested in Los Angeles.

“There are some engines being subject to further tests, but in line with normal procedure. In Los Angeles, there are two other engines that have been removed and we’ve been inspecting those. But this is, actually, common practice. It’s how you can make sure that you’re doing the right investigation,” Wirth said. (ANI)

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