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Australia’s iconic airline is in trouble again after an engine fault was discovered on one of its superjumbo jets at a factory in France.
A faulty oil tube is said to be the cause of the problem Qantas is facing in regards to the new Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine.
The engine fault has caused delays in the transfer of aircraft ownership, as Qantas awaits the delivery of another A380 this month.
Qantas’ fleet manager is reluctant the aircraft will be operational anytime soon.
“We will be lucky to see it in service by Christmas.
“One step forward and two back! We can’t take a trick in getting more aircraft into the air and back into service,” he said in an email to pilots earlier this week.Rolls-Royce is also under the hammer as lawyers from the engine manufacturing company failed to appear in Federal Court this week to hear Qantas’ compensation claims.