Emirates has reportedly agreed to accept delivery of Rolls-Royce engines for its A380s jets after performance and maintenance issues were addressed.
The Gulf airline has struck a deal with Rolls-Royce after the manufacturer agreed to cover the cost of steps required to improve the engines’ performance, Bloomberg said on Wednesday.
Emirates president Tim Clark said last month there were technical issues with the engines, although he declined to specify what was wrong with them.
“We want the engines as prescribed in the contract,” Clark said during a meeting with journalists in Berlin.
Clark revealed this week that the issue involved a “higher intervention rate” in maintaining Rolls-Royce engines, due in part to unanticipated levels of wear to fan blades due to Dubai’s desert climate, Bloomberg reported. More info