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Singapore Airlines resumes A380 flights after Qantas engine explosion

Singapore Airlines A380 flights will resume to Melbourne and Sydney after earlier grounding the aircraft for precautionary checks following the explosion of a Qantas A380 Rolls Royce engine on a flight from Singapore yesterday.

Singapore Airlines A380Singapore Airlines initially indicated that A380 flights would continue as normal following the Qantas incident yesterday, however following advice from engine manufacturer Rolls Royce and aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the airline grounded its A380 fleet for precautionary checks.

Last week Singapore Airlines announced they would double the number of A380 aircraft flying between Sydney and Singapore, adding 140,000 seats a year to the route. After grounding its A380 fleet, Singapore Airlines has operated alternate aircraft to Sydney and Melbourne to minimise disruption to passengers while precautionary checks were being completed on the A380s.

Singapore Airlines flights from Australia will be delayed as a result of the aircraft grounding in Singapore, with the airline keeping affected customers informed and is providing assistance as needed. Passengers with flights booked are advised to proceed to the airport as planned.

For more information on the current status of Singapore Airlines A380, passengers are advised to visit singaporeair.com. Alternatively, passengers who require further information can call 13 10 11 in Australia.

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