Quantas Airbus fleet “weeks away” from flying

first_img Share Tags: NULL John Dunne Qantas Airways likely faces several more weeks before its fleet of six Airbus A380s can return to service threatening to squeeze its capacity as it heads into the busy Christmas season.The delay also indicates Rolls-Royce will need more time than Qantas expected to resolve the engine issue, which led to a November 4 oil fire and explosion on a Qantas jet with 466 people on board shortly after it departed Singapore for Sydney.Qantas immediately grounded its fleet of Airbus A380s – the world’s largest passenger plane with a list price of around $350m (£218m) each –pending an investigation, but has no deadline on the process after several initial indicative deadlines by the airline passed.“It’s a very complex process and it’s still in the early stages,” a source told Reuters.“I expect Rolls-Royce and Qantas are still several weeks away from putting together an action plan and its documentation,” said the source, who asked not to be named because they were not authorised to discuss the issue.Rolls-Royce and Qantas shares have suffered since the accident, both losing more than seven per cent since 3 November.Rolls-Royce, which has said little publicly about the investigation, last week announced that the failure was confined to a specific component in the turbine area and it would replace the relevant module according to an agreed programme.A Qantas spokeswoman said the airline had no time schedule to put the A380 back in service and it remained engaged with Rolls-Royce to resolve the issue. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndoReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterUndocenter_img Show Comments ▼ Friday 19 November 2010 2:41 am Quantas Airbus fleet “weeks away” from flying whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more