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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.

Rolls-Royce Shares Continue Slide on Airbus Concern

Rolls-Royce shares dropped further on Monday as investors fretted about the impact of problems with Rolls-Royce engines on Airbus A380s. Last week, a Rolls-Royce engine exploded during a Qantas Airways (QUBSF) flight from Singapore to Sydney, forcing an emergency landing in Singapore. Today, Qantas said it found oil leaks in the engines of some of its grounded A380s.

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.

Investigators Probe Cause of Qantas Engine Failure

Airbus SAS and Rolls-Royce Group launched an investigation into why an engine on a Qantas Airways (QUBSF) A380 exploded while the plane was in the air, forcing an emergency landing in Singapore. Investigators from aviation authorities in France, Australia and the UK will all join the investigation, Bloomberg News reported.

Qantas Grounds Airbus A380 Fleet After Emergency Landing

Qantas Airways (QUBSF) suspended all flights of Airbus A380s after one of its fleet was forced to make an emergency landing following engine failure. The A380 fleet will remain grounded "until we are confident that Qantas safety requirements have been met," CEO Alan Joyce said in a statement.