According to report published in flightglobal.com by DAVID KAMINSKI-MORROW The maintenance centres on checks ordered on Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-powered aircraft following concerns over blade durability.
“We’ve not concluded anything but Qatar has indicated it should be able to assist us with additional aircraft if required,” says Walsh.
He says that related restrictions on extended twin-engined operations (ETOPS) have not had a significant effect on British Airways‘ services, and the carrier has been able to “rejig its schedule to some degree”.
Walsh says IAG will “definitely” be pursuing compensation from Rolls-Royce over the engine problems, adding that he is “very frustrated” by the situation with the powerplant manufacturer. “There’s no question that their performance is unacceptable,” he says.