Japan’s ANA cancels more flights for engine inspection

FILE PHOTO: All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner taxis in front of other aircraft at the Tokyo International Airport, commonly known as Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

July 12, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese airline ANA Holdings <9202.T> canceled 330 domestic flights from July 23 through July 31, and warned of further cancellations in August as it continues to inspect engines built by Rolls-Royce <RR.L>.

The airline said on Monday it had canceled 176 flights from July 13 through July 22 to inspect Trent 1000 engines.

Britain’s Rolls-Royce has been hit by a problem with a compressor in the Trent 1000 package C engine, grounding planes, forcing inspections and angering airline clients.

ANA said cancellations in August would likely be fewer per day than in July.

(Reporting by Maki Shiraki; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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