Rolls-Royce helping out with probe into Dreamliner oil leak
DERBY aero engine-maker Rolls-Royce is working with a Japanese airline to find the cause of an engine oil leak on one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The leak was discovered on one of the Trent 1000 engines on the aircraft operated by All Nippon Airways yesterday.
An ANA spokeswoman said the leak was found after the domestic flight landed safely at Miyazaki airport in southern Japan.
A spokesman for Rolls-Royce said: "We are working with our customer to provide support and technical assistance."
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The incident came on the same day another Japanese 787 suffered a cracked cockpit window while in flight on a domestic route.
The Dreamliner has suffered other problems this week – but not as a result of Rolls-Royce engines.
On Wednesday, a domestic flight was halted by ANA because brake parts to the rear left undercarriage needed replacing.
A Japan Airlines jet, fitted with engines made by General Electric, was also grounded at Boston Logan International airport in the US following an engine fuel leak.
About 40 gallons of fuel spilled from the jet that was supposed to be bound for Tokyo.
And also at Boston, on Monday, emergency services were called after another JAL 787 filled with smoke shortly after passengers and crew had disembarked.