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A Lufthansa Airbus A380-800, registration D-AIML performing flight LH-455 (departing Feb 11th, arriving Feb 12th) from San Francisco to Frankfurt, was climbing out of San Francisco when about 5 minutes into the flight when an odour of dirty old socks developed in the cabin, a passenger fainted, a number of other passengers complained about headache. The flight crew made an announcement that the odour had been caused by de-icing fluid and there was no danger to health. About 20 minutes later the odour subsided. The aircraft continued to Frankfurt. Descending towards Frankfurt the odour developed again, passengers attempted to disable air conditioning by sealing it off with blankets and pillows. About 15 minutes later the odour subsided again. The aircraft continued for a landing without further incident. A number of flight attendants suffering from headache and eye irritations were taken to hospitals, none of the affected passengers requested medical attention in Frankfurt.
Apparently an oil leak at engine #3 ( Rolls-Royce Trent 970) is being suspected as cause of the odour.
Germany's BFU reported on Feb 22nd 2018, that they have been notified about the occurrence. They did not rate the occurrence as an accident or serious incident, hence no investigation has been opened.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Frankfurt 10 days later undergoing scheduled maintenance.
Air New Zealand expects that the issues plaguing the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines that power its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9s will be resolved by around the middle of April.
Chief executive of the Star Alliance carrier Christopher Luxon says that the airline “has made great progress” on replacing intermediate turbine pressure blades in the engines following two incidents in December that caused 787s to return to Auckland. “We do have a great relationship with Rolls-Royce, we’ve got very high levels of technical capability relative to other airlines and I think we’ve done an absolutely great job of working our way through that, and we’ll be I think in great shape come early/mid-April,” he adds.
A shortage of replacement engines while the Trent 1000s underwent maintenance caused some disruptions to Air NZ’s operations over the peak December period. It was also forced to wet-lease two Airbus A340s from Portuguese ACMI specialist HiFly to make up the capacity shortfall.
Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that three of the 787s are stored at present, likely due to their engines undergoing the required maintenance. Source: Flight Global