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BRI­TISH AIR­WAYS IS THE LAT­EST CAR­RIER see­ing dis­rup­tion be­cause of prob­lems with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 en­gines for the B787-9 Dreamliner fleet. More than a dozen air­lines have been af­fected, in­clud­ing Vir­gin At­lantic and Norwegian. As a tem­po­rary mea­sure, Bri­tish Air­ways is wet leas­ing three Qatar Air­ways A330 air­craft over the sum­mer (leas­ing them with crew and main­te­nance in­cluded). These air­craft have a dif­fer­ent con­fig­u­ra­tion and don’t have pre­mium econ­omy (World Trav­eller Plus). It is cur­rently un­clear which flights are af­fected by the sub­sti­tu­tions that will take place from the be­gin­ning of June un­til the end of Septem­ber this year.

Bri­tish Air­ways told Busi­ness Trav­eller: “Like other air­lines around the world, we are car­ry­ing out de­tailed pre­cau­tion­ary in­spec­tions on Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 en­gines on some of our Boe­ing 787-9s to en­sure we meet all the rel­e­vant reg­u­la­tory re­quire­ments. To fa­cil­i­tate the ad­di­tional Rolls-Royce en­gine in­spec­tions and any as­so­ci­ated main­te­nance, we are mak­ing some mi­nor sched­ule ad­just­ments.”

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