Qantas Airbus A380. Photo: By Rob Finlayson. Rolls-Royce on Friday reiterated that the issue that caused the uncontained failure of a Trent 900 on a Qantas Airbus A380 on Nov. 4 "is specific to the Trent 900" and unrelated to the test-stand failure of a Trent 1000 for the 787 in August. The company also said that the failure, which caused widespread damage to the engine and the airframe (ATW Daily News, Nov. 12), "was confined to a specific component in the turbine ...

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