Monday, November 7, 2011

Engine oil problem has Qantas A-380 land in Dubai

Posted by-Neelam Mathews
Nov 7, 2011

A Qantas Airbus A380, from Singapore to London was diverted to Dubai after it suffered an engine oil problem.

According to a report, the A380 had an "oil quantity defect" in one engine which was switched off according to standard procedure. 

Actor and comic Stephen Fry who was a passenger on the aircraft, tweeted his disappointment of being delayed to his 3.3 million followers. QF was not sure if the problem was genuine or if it was with the warning system. 

“….Either way not a great week for Qantas ! I should in all conscience add that staff are being wonderful and that morale is high and the passengers understanding & cheerful….,” he tweeted.

Qantas grounded its fleet on Oct. 29 over an escalating industrial dispute with unions, said its services have returned to normal and all disrupted passengers have been accommodated on flights.

Last November, a Qantas A380 suffered failure of the intermediate pressure turbine on a Trent 900 engine just after takeoff from Singapore. Rolls agreed to pay $100 million in full settlement. In the engine blowout, a turbine disc disintegrated and sent shards of metal through the aircraft's wing, severing systems.

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