Bearing failures in Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines have grounded 15 Cathay Pacific and Dragonair Airbus A330-300s, causing heavy cancellations and creating chaos at Kai Tak airport a month before the historic handover of Hong Kong to China. Rolls-Royce officials believe that the aircraft could return to service as early as June 7, pending approval of modifications by airworthiness authorities. Cathay officials said last week that ``excellent progress was being made in modifying the ...

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