Jul 7, 2017

Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXE Engine change progressing as parts arrive Friday 7th July


A330-343E 9M-XXE
Perth Airport
Friday 7th July 2017

Photo: Caleb Holtz
copyright 2017

Since the shutting down of its number 1 engine mid flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday 25th June 2017, Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXE (can be seen here above) still progressing thru her engine change here on Perth Intl Airport's International stand off bays.

Bad weather conditions over past days have delayed efforts in completing the engine change, awaiting replacement engine which arrived on Tuesday 4th July , then associated parts arriving today Friday 7th July to complete the task.

The aircraft is expected to depart Perth for Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, within the coming days, after engineers complete thorough testing on the replacement Rolls Royce Trent engine.

Update: Tuesday 11th July 2017:

Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXE c/n 1075 departed Perth Airport (YPPH) at 21.05 off RWY21 to Manila Intl Airport (RPLL) Philippines, operating as flight 'XAX688' arrived 04.01hrs (LT) 12/07 after an a flight time of 6hrs.56mins for on-going maintenance to be undertaken by Lufthansa Teknik.

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