LATAM forced to lay up 787’s

LATAM Airlines has been forced to fly Boeing 787-8, CC-BBD to Victorville, California, for storage until the problems with the Rolls-Royce engines are resolved. A second 787 (CC-BBE) is expected to follow.

The global impact of the engine problem is something airlines are trying to keep under wraps. Quite what sort of bill Rolls Royce will face for compensation is difficult to judge, but most warranty based issues avoid further compensation.

Engines are normally leased or purchased separately from the aircraft and often have vastly different post-sale maintenance contracts.

In any event the problems are widespread and airlines are reacting very differently.