On Thursday, Qantas intensified pressure on engine maker Rolls-Royce to settle damages related to an engine failure on one of its giant Airbus A380 aircraft, but stated it would keep the option open for an out-of-court settlement.
Qantas stated it had filed a claim in Australia’s Federal Court over the financial and commercial impact of the mid-air failure of a Rolls-Royce engine on November 4th.
The issue forced a Sydney-bound A380 to make an emergency landing in Singapore with 446 passengers. Qantas said the claim did not include a specific figure as it was still reviewing the damage.
Brokerage UBS predicted it could cost the airline about $58 million in costs and lost revenue.