News Columns & Blogs

Toulouse, we have a problem

Another glitch with Airbus’A380 superjumbo, this time with the  plane’s Rolls-Royce engine.

The Associated Press reports this morning that Singapore Airlines had to shut down an engine on an A380 en route to Europe on Tuesday and return the plane to Singapore, the carrier said.

The A380 has had several mechanical glitches since entering service. Several carriers discovered small cracks on A380 wings last year. In 2010, a Qantas A380 Rolls-Royce engine exploded in mid-flight over Indonesia, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Singapore.