Inspections uncover slight anomalies Qantas boss

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A Following Qantas’ three mid-air emergencies last week, extensive checks of the engines of Qantas’s grounded A380 fleet have revealed “some issues”, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has said.Speaking to ABC radio, Mr Joyce has admitted that checks over the weekend on the A380 engines showed problems with three of the engines, problems “that we are investigating further.”My Joyce advised that “slight anomalies: oil where it shouldn’t be” was found on the engines and that Qantas is currently looking into the cause of this.“These are new engines on new aircraft and they shouldn’t have these issues at this stage and so it has given us an indication of an area for us to focus into,” he said, reported the ABC.“Our top priority is making sure that we have the continued safe operation of the aircraft and if this takes a bit longer, it will take longer and we are going to give it as much time as possible to ensure that we are comfortable with the safe operation of the aircraft.”According to the ABC, Mr Joyce emphatically denied maintenance was an issue, instead speculating that Rolls Royce engine design or materials could be the cause of last week’s QF32’s engine explosion.As the only carrier who has grounded aircraft, Mr Joyce said Qantas “will leave [our A380s] on the ground as long as it takes in order for us to ensure that the operation is safe.”Qantas are set to advise the Australian Stock Exchange of its losses caused by these events soon, but Mr Joyce has said these are not on par with the losses caused by the Icelandic volcanic disruptions.last_img

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