Singapore Airlines resumes A380 flights after engine checks
Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Friday resumed service with Airbus A380 superjumbos after it had delayed flights following a safe emergency landing of a Qantas A380 stricken with engine trouble, dpa reported.
Qantas flight QF32, bound Thursday for Sydney with 433 passengers and 26 crew on board, was forced to return to Singapore after the A380 plane experienced engine problems shortly after takeoff.
"Singapore Airlines has begun resuming A380 flights following precautionary checks," the airline said in a statement Friday.
Engine manufacturer Rolls Royce and aircraft manufacturer Airbus had recommended the engine checks after the Qantas accident.
The pilot of the Qantas plane had to shut down one engine after experiencing technical problems over Indonesia's Batam island.
After shedding some debris, the plane circled and dumped fuel to prepare for the emergency landing in Singapore.