Now British Airways is wet leasing three Qatar Airways A330 aircraft over the summer to cover checks on the B787s.
According to Flight Global the checks are on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-powered aircraft following concerns over blade durability.
It is unclear at present which flights are affected by the substitutions.
British Airways told Business Traveller
“The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority and we would never operate an aircraft if it was unsafe to do so.”
“Like other airlines around the world, we are carrying out detailed precautionary inspections on Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on some of our Boeing 787-9s to ensure we meet all the relevant regulatory requirements.”
“To facilitate the additional Rolls-Royce engine inspections and any associated maintenance we are making some minor schedule adjustments.”
“We are looking at a range of options to ensure that we minimise any changes to our customers’ travel plans in the coming weeks.”