EghtesadOnline: Japan's biggest airline, ANA Holdings Inc, said on Thursday it had trouble with turbine blades in engines from Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC powering its Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners and will schedule some aircraft for servicing over coming days.
The carrier said that under certain flying conditions turbine blades in the engine interior were damaged by corrosion. It said it will cancel nine domestic 787 flights on Friday, with other cancellations possible, according to Reuters.
ANA's Dreamliners are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. The Japanese airline is the biggest operator of the Boeing model with some 49 aircraft, or around a tenth of the global fleet.
Airlines that order the Dreamliner can choose either the Rolls-Royce engines or General Electric Co's GEnx engines for their aircraft.
ANA said the problem with the turbine blade had occurred on a flight from Japan to Malaysia in February and a flight to Vietnam in March. A 787 traveling on a domestic route on August 20 had also been affected, it said.