LONDON—Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has taken a £554 million ($727 million) hit over problems with the Trent 1000 engine powering the Boeing 787. The charge, revealed by the company as it announced its half-year results on Aug. 2, contributed to a pre-tax loss of £1.3 billion in the six months ending June 30, compared to a pre-tax profit of £1.4 billion during the same period of 2017. CEO Warren East described the charge as “abnormal,” but said ...

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