Rolls Royce almost caused the demis of the Lockheed 1011 aircraft as its engine had problems and the British government had to bail Rolls Royce of out of bankruptcy. Qantas has a Rolls powered A380 , VH-OQA, that exploded in flight due an oil leak caused by a failed oil seal on one of it's engines which successfully returned to Singapore. It took a year to repair the aircraft and Rolls Royce had to cover the cost of the repair and lost revenue. Rolls Royce better get it's ducks in a row.
I believe it was a manufacturing defect on an oil pipe that caused the QF A380 incident. This defect was also found on other A380s. It was something that should have been caught before the engine was ever installed. I get where your coming from as Rolls Royce has had many issues in the past and has in the present and is not immune to issues like some fanboys or nationalistic people out there seem to think, but Rolls Royce isn’t the only one. In this Trent 1000 case maybe they would have been better off getting with the times and putting carbon composite fan blades instead of the old hollow titanium that only they are really using anymore. One of the best parts about carbon is that it isn’t metal so it won’t corrode like this. GE has made it work for many years and no P&W has too, yet RR is still many years away for some reason.
I would definitely take issue with the above. The hollow titanium fan blades are a non issue in relation to recent
troubles on the T1000. It has to be said that RR are famous for the manufacture of these blades in there quality
& there reliability. RR have always said that until something better comes along, that they will continue to use them.
They have been testing composite blades for sometime now, so this tech isn`t new to them, so when they deem
such a use is beneficial, they will use them, the fact they don`t doesn`t make their engines inferior, just look at
what is generally regarded as one of the finest engines ever made in the T-XWB.
It also has to be said that up until this turbine blade corrosion problem, the T-1000 has been a supremely reliable
engine, & has never given anything away in comparison to the GEnx, another terrific engine, both in terms of
reliability or fuel efficiency. With hindsight, RR will have wished they hadn`t changed their production process
on these blades. but they will do what it takes to correct the problem, & get the T1000 back to where it was,
& to compensate it`s inconvenienced customers as quickly as possible.