Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner, Australian Transport Safety Authority
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Rolls-Royce engine may have had manufacturing defect

Qantas has begun legal action against the engine supplier Rolls-Royce following the explosion of an engine on one of the airline's Airbus A380s.

Australian air safety authorities said they had identified a serious manufacturing fault with some of Rolls-Royce's Trent 900 engines.

Rolls-Royce said the Australian findings were "consistent with what we have said before".

Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Authority, explained the findings.

  • 03 Dec 2010
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