SIA removes two Boeing 787-10s from service due to engine issues
_A Monitor Report16 Apr, 2019 | 1235 Views|-+
Singapore : Singapore Airlines (SIA) has grounded two of its Boeing 787-10 aircraft due to engine issues, the carrier announced on April 2.
At a recent routine inspection of its 787-10 fleet, they found "premature blade deterioration on some engines", said the airline in a statement.
"Pending engine replacements, two SIA 787-10 aircraft have been removed from service," the statement added.
However, to lessen disruption on the affected routes, the carrier said it would operate other aircraft. Some flights were said to be disrupted but no detail was given.
Singapore Airlines said it was consulting with engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and the relevant authorities to take further steps and any precautionary measure.
SIA became the first carrier in the world to fly the 787-10, beginning last year. The 337-seat aircraft includes 301 seats in Economy and 36 lie-flat seats in Business Class.
Like all other airlines, Singapore has grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following two fatal crashes of Max 8 planes, in Indonesia in last year's October and in Ethiopia last month.
TripAdvisor names SIA 'Best Airline in the World'
Travel site TripAdvisor has named Singapore Airlines (SIA) "Best Airline in the World" for the second consecutive year in its Travellers' Choice Awards for Airlines 2019.
The winners were selected based on reviews by global travellers focusing on outstanding service, quality and value.
TripAdvisor uses an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings over a 12-month period to determine the award recipients.
Goh Choon Phong, CEO, Singapore Airlines, expressed his gratitude to be the "back-to-back winner" in an announcement.
"We wish to thank our customers for their ongoing support, as well as our staff from all around the world who go an extra mile every day to deliver the best travel experience to our customers," he said.
Bryan Saltzburg, President, TripAdvisor Flights - Cruise and Car, congratulated the airline for being named the Traveller's Choice Airlines winner again this year.
He said, "The Singapore Airlines team should be proud of this award, as most of the travellers around the globe have declared this airline to be their preferred carrier when choosing to fly."