The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an airworthiness directive (AD) effective Nov. 10 mandating new inspection requirements for Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines powering Airbus A380s. The action was taken after an uncontained engine failure on a Trent 900 powering a Qantas A380 on Nov. 4. Since then, several oil problems on Trent 900s have been found by operators. The EASA directive states that “an uncontained engine failure has recently occurred on a Rolls-Royce Trent 900 ...


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