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Friday, September 2, 2016

Japan Asks EASA To Ensure Safety of Rolls-Royce Boeing 787 Engines

Above, a United Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles International Airport. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Japan has asked the European aviation authority to ensure the safety of the Rolls-Royce engines of Boeing 787s.

According to Channel NewsAsia:
TOKYO: Japan has asked the European Aviation Safety Agency to ensure a problem with Rolls-Royce engines powering Boeing 787 Dreamliners does not repeat to cause flight disruptions or affect safety. 
Japan's Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism said on Friday it issued the request after ANA Holdings , Japan's biggest carrier, canceled 18 flights last month to repair corroded turbine blades in the Rolls-Royce engines on some its Dreamliner fleet. 
Officials at the EASA were not immediately available for comment.
According to the article, airlines can choose either Rolls-Royce or General Electric engines for their Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

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