- Rolls will inspect another 166 engines that have been in service since 2012
- Trent 1000 Package B engines are used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
- The company is also reportedly cutting 4,000 jobs
Rolls-Royce said it has to carry out more tests on its flagship Trent 1000 Package B engines which are used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The inspection of another 166 engines that have been in service since 2012 will mean ‘additional costs’ but the problems will not affect full-year profits, the engineering giant said.
The latest tests come as Rolls Royce has ramped up inspections around the world amid concerns they are deteriorating faster than expected.
Engine problems: Rolls Royce has ramped up inspections amid concerns they are deteriorating faster than expected
In March, the group found components were wearing out sooner than expected on up to 500 Package C Trent 1000 engines. It said it could take up to four years and cost around £750million to fix problems.
The manufacturing problems come while the company is reportedly cutting 4,000 jobs as part of its brutal overhaul to rein in costs.
The cull of managers and administrative staff is expected to be announced at a meeting on Friday, when boss Warren East will speak to investors.
Hardest hit will be the engineering giant’s base in Derby where most of its white-collar staff are located. Rolls has been based in Derby since 1906.
It is understood that upcoming job cuts at the company are not connected to the issue.
East, who has said the company is inefficient, hired Alvarez & Marsal to carry out the restructuring.
Rolls-Royce returned to profit last year with a pre-tax surplus of £4.9billion, thanks to a £2.6billion accounting boost from the recent strengthening of the pound.
Shares were down 6p, or 0.7 per cent, at 829.4p in morning trading.