European air-safety officials on Thursday ordered airlines to potentially replace early some Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (RR.LN) engines used on Boeing Co. (BA) 787 Dreamliner planes amid concern they could fail in flight.
The Cologne, Germany-based European Aviation Safety Agency, or EASA, had earlier warned about problems with Rolls-Royce's Trent 1000 engine and elevated its concerns Thursday. The organization said that after further assessment more restrictive limits were being imposed on the engines to avoid component failure.
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Airlines are being asked to regularly check the engines and if certain problems are found to swap out affected versions.
Rolls-Royce had previously taken a hit in its earnings because of problems on the Trent 1000, particularly faster-than-expected failure of some components. The British aircraft engine maker said Thursday that "this directive mandates action we are taking as part of the continual development of our proactive engine-management program." It did not specify what costs may be linked to the action.
Several airlines have faced flight disruptions because of problems with the engine.
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December 21, 2017 09:58 ET (14:58 GMT)