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22-Dec-2010 10:50 AM

EASA relaxes inspection requirements for Trent 900 engines

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced it has dropped the emergency inspection regime for Trent 900 engines, requiring inspections after every 20 flights (Wall Street Journal, 21-Dec-2010). EASA has relaxed the inspection schedule for most Trent 900 engines to 100 flights. The emergency inspection order was put in place in late Nov-2010, following the failure of a Trent 900 on a Qantas A380 on 04-Nov-2010.