Rolls-Royce engine may have had manufacturing defect
Qantas has begun legal action against the engine supplier Rolls-Royce following the explosion of an engine on one of the airline's Airbus A380s.
Australian air safety authorities said they had identified a serious manufacturing fault with some of Rolls-Royce's Trent 900 engines.
Rolls-Royce said the Australian findings were "consistent with what we have said before".
Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Authority, explained the findings.
03 Dec 2010