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Singapore Air Halts A380 Flights to Vet Rolls Engines

Singapore Airlines Ltd. delayed flights with its Airbus SAS A380 superjumbos after Rolls-Royce Group Plc said the model’s Trent 900 engines should be checked following a mid-flight explosion on a Qantas Airways Ltd. plane.

Singapore Airlines, which has 11 A380s, has been advised by Rolls and Airbus to carry out “precautionary technical checks,” spokesman Nicholas Ionides said in an e-mail. Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the only other carrier with superjumbos powered by Rolls turbines, said it will make the inspections between flights.