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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?