Boeing: Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Package C engine issue affects ~25% of 787 fleet

    Boeing issued (13-Apr-2018) a statement on issues related to Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 ‘Package C’ engines and increased inspections for the engine fleet. According to Boeing:

    • About 25% of the 787 fleet is powered by this Rolls-Royce engine variant;
    • The issue does not affect current production 787s, the Trent 1000 Package B, Trent 1000 TEN or GEnx-1B engines;
    • An existing EASA Airworthiness Directive for the Package C engine requires inspections of an intermediate pressure compressor blade at certain flight cycles. If a durability issue is found, the blade will be replaced. This is a known issue and we will continue to work with Rolls-Royce, our customers and the regulators to fully resolve it;
    • Boeing is deploying support teams to mitigate service disruption. [more – original PR]