Rolls-Royce hit by engine fault

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ROLLS-ROYCE said yesterday it will replace part of its Trent 1000 engines, which power Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner plane.

The firm’s pledge came after Japan’s All Nippon Airways grounded five of its 11-strong fleet of the new aircraft over the weekend after tests revealed a risk of engine corrosion – though three of the planes are flying again after repairs.

Shares in Rolls-Royce closed down 2.7 per cent, faring slightly worse than the broader FTSE 100.

Boeing, which has orders to deliver more than 800 Dreamliners to customers worldwide, saw its shares fall 1.25 per cent.