Emirates unhappy with Rolls-Royce’s ‘faulty’ engines

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Due to some technical issues Emirates is apparently not pleased with Rolls-Royce’s “not-up-to-standards” engine

Mid-Eastern carrier giant, Emirates, is reportedly not satisfied with the new carrier engines designed and supplied by the automobile giant Rolls-Royce, which were ordered to power 50 of the Airbus groups ‘A380 super jumbos’. These Trent 900 power planes have some technical glitches that are to be solved before further delivery next month.

Tim Clark, the airline’s president has given feedback on these planes saying that he wants the engines to be ‘as promised in the contract’. He also said that, though there are some issues with the new engines at the moment, he is hopeful that the Emirates will take delivery of the first aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce on December 2, as per the plan.

Rolls-Royce has stated that the company is “working with Emirates and Airbus to meet the required entry for service of the Trent-powered A370 within the Emirates fleet.” Though, the two companies are working closely to resolve the issues, but it has evolved as a matter of dispute; should Rolls-Royce compensate the carrier company, or should Emirates itself resolve the said issues.

According to the reports, Clarke has also suggested that postponing the dates of delivering the planes is not a possibility, doing any such thing would affect the entire supply chain. The consignment to be forwarded by Rolls-Royce includes 25 such aircrafts to be supplied by 2019 and 25 more after 2020 (2021 onwards). Later during this month, the aircraft carrier will also take delivery of its 85th A380.

Operating 250 aircrafts in total, and all of them being either Boeing 777 or super jumbos, Emirates is considered as one of the most credible and respected carrier companies. Any glitch, be it in its technology or any other aspect, would result in the compromise of services that the company provides, tarnishing its image and impeccability.