Air Austral To Ground Boeing 787, Replace With Airbus A380

Credit: Rob Finlayson
PARIS—Air Austral said it would ground the second of its Boeing 787-8s, registered F-OLRB, for three months from Aug. 24, as part of broader inspections of 787-8s fitted with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. The La Reunion-based airline said it had opted to wet lease an Airbus A380 from Portuguese...
Helen Massy-Beresford

Based in Paris, Helen Massy-Beresford covers European and Middle Eastern airlines, the European Commission’s air transport policy and the air cargo industry for Aviation Week & Space Technology and Aviation Daily.

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