Rolls-Royce has warned that problems with its Trent 1000 engines will take longer than expected to repair. This warning means that a reduction in the number of grounded aircraft will be slower than anticipated and that delays would continue until the second quarter of 2020. This news air a setback for Rolls-Royce, but one the group has anticipated would take place, following its financial results report in August. The group reported that premature blade deterioration continued to cause Boeing 787 operators “significant disruption”. It was also said that in-service costs are set to increase by a total of £100 million

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