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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.” ba.com