Qantas’s first A380, christened the Nancy-Bird Walton (shown here), suffered an uncontained engine failure after taking off from Singapore Nov. 4. Photo: By Geoffrey Thomas. The three operators of Rolls-Royce Trent 900-powered Airbus A380s followed the engine manufacturer's recommendations to conduct "basic precautionary engine checks" in the wake of the uncontained failure of an engine on a Qantas A380 that had just taken off from Singapore on Thursday. Qantas ...

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