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Does RR know the reason for this engine failure yet? I have not seen much publicity about the reason (please correct me if I’m wrong) and I too would really like to understand the reason, and know that a full test programme has been implemented, before I would fly the 380.

I know there have been many flights by several airlines since, without mishap, but how many of us on this forum remember the Comet? They did not all crash, and many safe flights were made, but several did, leading to their withdrawal from service and handing the lead in aircraft manufacture to Boeing.

Not wishing to sound too glum, but Airbus’s ancestors can be traced back to the de Havilland company and Rolls Royce built the engines for both planes.


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