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Rolls-Royce bounces back from turbulence

Rolls-Royce bounces back from turbulence

Rolls-Royce has begun to recover from recent travails following the confirmation of lucrative contracts with Air China and TAM Airlines. The British engine manufacturer has been under the spotlight in recent weeks, following the emergency landing of Qantas Flight QF32 in Singapore.

Human ingenuity all that saved flight QF32

19 November 2010 Airline News

Human ingenuity may have been all that saved Qantas Flight QF32 earlier this month, according to the Australian and International Pilots Association. The Airbus A380 aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore after one of its four Rolls-Royce engines disintegrated on takeoff.

Replacement engines ordered for A380 fleet

18 November 2010 Airline News

Plans are being drawn up to replace as many as 40 Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines on Airbus A380 aircraft around the world, according to Australian airline Qantas. The superjumbos have come under the spotlight in recent weeks following an engine failure on Qantas Flight QF32 which forced the aircraft into an emergency landing in Singapore.

Rolls Royce identifies Trent 900 fault

12 November 2010 Airline News

Rolls Royce has isolated a single component it believes is responsible for problems with its Trent 900 engine. Engine failure on a Trent 900 was responsible for an emergency landing by A380 Qantas flight QF32 on November 4th in Singapore, with the British manufacturer launching an investigation.

Rolls Royce defies gloom as profits rise 10 percent

13 February 2009 Press Release Airline News

Aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has defied the deteriorating economic climate by reporting a pre-tax profit of £880m for 2008, up 10 percent, and its order book growing 21 percent to £55.5 billion.The Derby-based aerospace giant said it was too early to say what effect the downturn would have, but predicted profits in 2009 would be similar to those in 2008 and that underlying sales would rise.