Explosion Forces Grounding of Qantas and Singapore A380s

Qantas A380 blown engineQantas and Singapore Airlines have grounded all Airbus A380 flights pending an investigation into yesterday’s engine explosion on QF32. Technical staff are now working to determine the cause of the explosion, which resulted in the Sydney bound flight returning to Changi Airport. Qantas has six A380s, while Singapore Airlines – the launch carrier for the Airbus aircraft – has 11. Update #1 … Singapore’s A380s are flying again. Update #2 … Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the airline’s A380s will be ground for days after oil leaks found. Update #3 … 24/11/10 Qantas putting ist A380s back into action. 

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