Qantas: 40 engines on A380s need to be replaced

SYDNEY (AP) - November 17, 2010

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce reportedly told journalists on Thursday that the airline was in discussions with Airbus about its fleet of A380s, which have been grounded since the Nov. 4 incident. Qantas spokesman Simon Rushton confirmed Joyce's comments.

Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa all fly A380s powered by Trent 900 engines. Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa briefly grounded some of their superjumbos after the Qantas incident but returned almost all of them to service after conducting safety checks.

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