Significantly reduced extended-range, twin-engine operations (ETOPS)-performance limits and new mandatory inspections for operators of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Package C-powered Boeing 787s will further disrupt operators already under strain from earlier issues. The latest problems, which follow long-running issues with inspections and replacement of corrosion-prone Trent 1000 C turbine blades, relate to intermediate pressure compressor (IPC) blade cracks. New analysis by Rolls-Royce ...

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