Singapore Airlines announced just minutes ago that it will be delaying flights on Airbus A380 planes after a Qantas Airways flight suffered engine problems and had to make an emergency landing at Changi Airport.
A Sydney bound Qantas A380 carrying 459 passengers and crew members was forced to return to Changi Airport due to visible damage to an engine. The Australian airline has grounded all of their A380 jumbo jets until further notice. Singapore Airlines was the first customer to use the A380 planes.
In a statement Thursday evening, a Singapore Airlines representative said: "Our engine manufacturer Rolls Royce and aircraft manufacturer
Airbus have advised us to conduct precautionary technical checks on our
A380 aircraft, following today's incident involving another operator's
A380. Resulting from this development, Singapore Airlines will be delaying
all flights operating our A380 aircraft."