D'aprés cette info Australienne ..;
Les A380 qui vont revoler viennent de LAX, et auraient été modifiés ???
Un peu bizarre comme info ... on n'apas entendu parler de T900 démontés à LA, encore moins transportés ...
Bien, la "MAJ" rapide est peut être seulement le Soft ..; le limiteur de sur-vitesse IPT, quoi !
Perso, je crois bien qu'il reste pas mal de boulot, et les moteurs descendus recevront les premières modifs "Hard", pour les "dernières" on verra, à mon avis, le feuilleton va durer !
Noté que le 380 KC de Singapore, le Nancy Bird Walton, sera réparé à moyen terme !
--------------- Extrait du Brisbane Times -------------http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/travel/travel-news/qantas-a380s-to-return-to-skies-20101123-184pp.html
But Qantas is far from out of the clouds yet.
The airline has imposed thrust limitations on the aircraft's troubled Trent 900 engines, so as to keep them well within safe operating parameters. This means that they won't be operating on the Los Angeles route in the immediate future.
"In line with its conservative approach to operational safety, Qantas is voluntarily suspending A380 services on routes that regularly require use of maximum certified engine thrust, and will do so until further operational experience is gained or possible additional changes are made to engines," the airline said.
"This is an operational decision by Qantas and pilots still have access to maximum certified thrust if they require it during flight.
"It is not a manufacturer's directive."
The planes that will be flying have been retro-fitted with the latest technical modifications to the engines' components, after an oil fire was identified as a likely cause of the violent engine explosion on the Nancy Bird Walton on November 4, which caused significant damage to the airframe.
The new planes to be delivered will have the latest Rolls-Royce modifications already installed.
Following those modifications, "we are completely comfortable with the operation of the aircraft," said Mr Joyce.
Mr Joyce said Rolls-Royce understood the impact the grounding of the fleet had on Qantas' operations and brand image, that the airline would be seeking compensation and the financial markets would be kept informed.
But compensation discussions with the engine maker would be had after the technical issues were fully understood, Mr Joyce said.
"We will have that dialogue, but now is not the time," he said.
As regards the damaged Nancy Bird Walton, it was repairable and would be returned to service, though timing of its return was in the "medium term", Mr Joyce said.