Rolls-Royce to replace Scoot's older B-787 engines with new version

Rolls-Royce's replacement commitment will affect 15 of Scoot's 18 B-787s that are fitted with the Trent 1000 "package C" engines.
Rolls-Royce's replacement commitment will affect 15 of Scoot's 18 B-787s that are fitted with the Trent 1000 "package C" engines.PHOTO: SCOOT

British engine-maker Rolls-Royce has agreed to rip out all the older Trent 1000 engines in Scoot's Boeing 787s and replace them with a newer, more reliable version.

This will affect 15 of the budget carrier's 18 B-787s that are fitted with the Trent 1000 "package C" engines which are corroding and cracking at a quicker rate than expected - causing significant operational hiccups.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 24, 2019, with the headline 'Rolls-Royce to replace Scoot's older B-787 engines with new version'. Print Edition | Subscribe