In a trading update, Rolls-Royce has announced a longer timeline for a final fix to the improved high pressure turbine (HPT) blade for Trent 1000 TEN engines until 2021. Rolls-Royce said that based upon recent testing and its detailed technical evaluation, it has reset its financial and operational expectations for the Trent 1000 TEN “based on a more conservative estimate of final HPT durability”. Rolls-Royce has been dealing with three significant technical issues which have affected each of the three variants of the Trent 1000 (Package B, Package C and TEN). Of the nine fixes therefore required, the manufacturer has

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