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Qantas to seek compensation from Rolls-Royce over the A380 accident

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As a follow-up to the A380 accident near Singapore on November 4, Qantas is going to request compensation from Rolls-Royce, the failing engine manufacturer. Investigations suggest, that a manufacturing defect in the engine caused it to blow up forcing the aircraft to take an emergency landing.

Qantas made a legal action on Rolls-Royce

The airline filed a statement of claim in a federal court on December 2, 2010. According to Qantas CEO, this is to ensure the airline receives satisfactory compensation from Rolls-Royce. In case the amount is not found sufficient by the airline, it is prepared to sue the UK-based engine manufacturer.

A380s remain grounded for further checks

As recommended by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), all the superjumbos are going through subsequent checks. Now that the problem area is discovered, the technicians know what to focus on. Currently, two more airlines, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines, operate a total of 20 Airbus A380 aircraft.

Source: The Independent

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