LONDON — Japanese carrier ANA will be canceling an additional 176 flights from July 13 through to July 22 as the airline will perform further maintenance on the affected Rolls-Royce Engines on its Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
This would be the second cancellation announcement that the Japanese carrier has had to make in less than two months.
The airline, which has been having issues with the Trent 1000 engines since 2016, canceled 113 Dreamliner flights last week, affecting thousands of passengers and causing severe network disruptions.
Many airlines around the world that have also been affected by the Trent 1000 woes have brought in additional leased aircraft to cover the load on the planes that require inspection.
Other Affected Carriers
Virgin Atlantic, for one, has leased additional A330s to help deal with the 787 disruptions.
Air New Zealand is another carrier that has been struggling with Trent 1000 problems and has had to lease wide-bodies to counteract the cancellations.
It is still unclear whether the affected carriers will be seeking compensation from Rolls-Royce over the engine disruptions.
Even though the loss of revenues, credibility, and operational reliability have been severely affected, there have not been any statements on future actions against the engine manufacturer.
The initial forecast for a comprehensive engine solution is scheduled for 2022. However, should network disruptions continue to cripple the operators, the hostility against Rolls-Royce might increase considerably.