Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine major scare

Air Safety Investigators Praise Qantas Pilots

The pilots of the damaged Qantas Airways (QUBSF) Airbus A380 jet may have prevented disaster when the plane was forced to return to Singapore, investigators say. The pilots had to deal with more than a dozen system errors after the plane%u2019s Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine exploded in mid-air, Reuters reported. The plane was flying from Singapore to Sydney, Australia.

Rolls-Royce to Miss 2010 Profit Target After Qantas Incident

One week after one of its jet engines exploded in mid-air, Rolls-Royce said it will miss its profit target for 2010. Rolls-Royce said that growth in underlying profit will be "slightly lower" than the expected 4% to 5%, Bloomberg News reported.

What's Wrong at Rolls-Royce, and Who Will Benefit?

It's looking more and more like the explosion of a Roll-Royce engine on a Qantas-owned Airbus A380 last week wasn't an anomaly, but a sign of an as-yet unidentified design flaw. So how deep are the problems at Rolls-Royce, and which of its competitors are most likely to benefit from its troubles?

Should Qantas Dump Airbus 380s for Boeing 747s?

Qantas has a lot riding on its reputation for safety, which only raises the stakes for the airline after the engine explosion on one of its Airbus A380s Thursday. It temporarily grounded its six A380s, but the airline needs a long term solution. Is that old workhorse the Boeing 747 the answer?

Qantas CEO Says 'Design Issue' May Have Caused Engine Failure

A flawed part or design failing may have caused the engine on board a Qantas Airways (QUBSF) Airbus A380 to explode in mid-air, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said. The explosion on a Thursday flight from Singapore to Sydney, Australia scattered debris across an Indonesian island and forced the plane to make an emergency landing at Singapore.