Japan's ANA says replacing 787 aircraft engine parts could take 2 to 3 years

ANA said it would take two to three years to replace damaged compressor blades in the Rolls-Royce engines powering its Boeing 787s.
ANA said it would take two to three years to replace damaged compressor blades in the Rolls-Royce engines powering its Boeing 787s.PHOTO: REUTERS

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japanese carrier ANA Holdings said on Tuesday (Aug 30) it could take two to three years to replace engine parts for its Boeing 787 models with new ones.

ANA said last week it needed to replace damaged compressor blades in the Rolls-Royce engines powering its 787s, forcing it to cancel some Dreamliner flights over the coming weeks. 

Rolls-Royce was not immediately available for comment.