The Qantas Airbus engine failed due to a design error
November 28, 2010
After the disturbing incident that the plane Airbus A380 of Qantas Australian Company suffered, its chairman, Alan Joyce, said it was a design fault in the engine that failed.
The problem occurred on November 4: The plane lost an engine in flight with 459 passengers on board, while traveling from Singapore to Sydney.
The response to the failure, according to Joyce, was due to an error in the design of the Rolls-Royce engine. The executive, as the BBC published, defended his company’s performance and said the aircraft involved in the incident was “a new engine (…) that did not work with the parameters that we expected.”
After the incident, the company decided to leave all Airbus A380 fleet on the ground until they solve the mystery of Rolls-Royce Trent 900 RR.L.
In fact last Saturday, the airline decided to operate these aircraft, although with some restrictions, such as suspensions of flight from Sydney to Los Angeles, while studying the proper functioning of the engines.