Qantas A380. Photo: By Rob Finlayson. The relationship between Qantas and Rolls-Royce hit more turbulence after the engine maker’s lawyers failed to show up at an Australian Federal Court hearing on Wednesday to discuss a compensation claim for the grounding of the airline’s Airbus A380 fleet for 23 days following last month’s uncontained engine failure incident (ATW Daily News, Dec. 3). In a related development, Qantas’s seventh A380—on the production ...

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