SEATTLE -- This week's in-flight failure of a Rolls-Royce engine on a Qantas A380 superjumbo came less than three months after ground testing of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner engine from the same Rolls product family also resulted in a serious failure.
Are the failures linked? There are similarities between the engines, but also big differences.
It's too early to know what happened. Rolls-Royce refuses to answer questions not only about the latest incident, but even about the Dreamliner one last August.