Singapore Airlines grounds two Boeing jets after inspections

One of two Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (Reuters pic)

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines Ltd said on Tuesday it had grounded two Boeing Co 787-10 jets fitted with Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC Trent 1000 TEN engines after checks of its fleet found premature blade deterioration.

The jets have been removed from service pending engine replacements, the airline said in a statement.

The Trent 1000 TEN is the latest version of an engine that has had a problematic entry into service.

Rolls-Royce in February raised a Trent 1000 accounting charge to 790 million pounds (US$1.03 billion) from 554 million pounds at the half year, contributing to a full-year operating loss of 1.16 billion pounds, and allocated another 100 million pounds in cash to the problem.