The president of Rolls-Royce’s civil aerospace division, Eric Schulz, has met All Nippon Airlines (ANA) executives in Japan in the wake of several incidents involving the Trent 1000 engines installed on the Japanese carrier’s Boeing 787s. Schulz’s trip to Tokyo to personally meet ANA management is an indication of how seriously the engine manufacturer is taking the problem of fatigue cracks being discovered in blades in the intermediate pressure turbine (IPT) of several of ...

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