Inspections are to widen on Boeing 787s using Rolls-Royce Trent-1000 engines following the discovery of cracks in the intermediate pressure compressor (IPC) blades.
Following the news of a pending regulatory mandate by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), operators of the Boeing 787, using the “Package B” variant of the Rolls-Royce Trent-1000 engine will be given up to 30 days to inspect their IPC blades for cracks or abnormalities or see more Dreamliner groundings.
The inspection follows similar issues with aircraft using the “Package C” variant. Rolls-Royce announced that the issue could potentially affect all “Package B” Trents too.
Whilst inspections on all “Package B” and “Package C” variants continue, Rolls-Royce is re-designing and developing new blades for them, as well as for the “Package 10”.