(MASCOT, New South Wales) -- Checks on the Rolls-Royce engines on the Qantas fleet of its Airbus A380 planes have shown some oil leakage problems, and that means they'll be staying grounded for some time.
The engines on the planes are almost new, so problems shouldn't be expected this early into their commission.
Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says, "Oil leaks have been discovered in the turbine area of three engines. We have removed these engines from the aircraft for further testing."
And while tests are conducted, Joyce says, "The A380 fleet will remain out of service for at least the next 72 hours."
Of the six grounded Qantas aircrafts, one remains in Singapore, another in both Germany and Sydney, Australia and three others in Los Angeles, California.
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