Cathay engine fire under investigation

Investigations continue into an engine malfunction on one of Cathay Pacific¡¯s its aircraft that prompted pilots of the Jakarta-bound flight to make an emergency landing in Singapore, chief executive John Slosar said this week. Slosar told reporters that it will take some time to analyse the Trent 700 engine on the Airbus A330-300 in order […]


Cathay Pacific CX715 engine fire Singapore's Air Accident Investigation Bureau Trent 700


Investigations continue into an engine malfunction on one of Cathay Pacific¡¯s its aircraft that prompted pilots of the Jakarta-bound flight to make an emergency landing in Singapore, chief executive John Slosar said this week. Slosar told reporters that it will take some time to analyse the Trent 700 engine on the Airbus A330-300 in order to pinpoint the cause of Monday’s malfunction. “It normally takes…a few weeks to do, and figure out what the problem is, and we’ll co-operate fully with authorities in Singapore and Rolls-Royce” on the investigation, he said. Singapore’s Air Accident Investigation Bureau is expected to lead the probe into the Cathay Pacific incident. The aircraft, with 136 passengers on board, returned to Singapore early Monday, just over an hour after take-off, “following a stall warning from the No. 2 engine,” Cathay Pacific said in an earlier statement. It said sparks were reported in one of the jet’s two engines. Cathay said the pilots of flight CX715 shut down the Trent engine after receiving the alert and returned the aircraft to Singapore.