British Airways 787 London-Houston Suffers Engine Problem

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In the last hour or so, a British Airways Boeing 787 bound for Houston made a u-turn back to London over Canada due to an engine problem.

Information has been released pertinent to this incident, which we will get into in this article.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

British Airways Flight BA195 – London to Houston…


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In the last hour or so, a British Airways Boeing 787 bound for Houston made a u-turn back to London over Canada due to an engine problem.
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British Airways flight BA195 is a routine scheduled flight between London Heathrow and Houston.

The aircraft involved in this incident is registered as G-ZBKN.

As per data from Planespotters.net, G-ZBKN is a 7.8 year old Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Furthermore, it was delivered to the airline in September 2016.

Of the 787-9 variant, British Airways has 18 of them in the fleet.

Of that 18, all of them are in active service.

Furthermore, average fleet age for that particular variant of aircraft stands at 8.0 years old.

British Airways flight BA195 departed London Heathrow at 0957 local time this morning and tracked west towards Houston.

Off the coast of Newfoundland, the aircraft made a u-turn and tracked back across the Atlantic Ocean back to Heathrow.

The aircraft landed safely back into the UK airport at 1902 local time, over an hour ago at the time of writing (10/6/24 @ 2020 UK time).

Engine Issue The Cause…


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AirLive reports the cause of the return back to London Heathrow was due to an engine issue.

Furthermore, it makes sense that the aircraft was sent back to LHR as there may not have been the suitable maintenance facilities in Houston.

Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see how big the issue is with that Rolls Royce Trent 1000 Engine.

Overall, all eyes will be on how long it will take for the aircraft to return to commercial service following this incident.

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