IAG is to demand additional compensation from Rolls-Royce over extra maintenance inspections for Trent 1000 TEN engines.
"We are not expecting to see any issues with the engines, but the strict maintenance inspection programme requires us to take the aircraft out of service to complete those checks, and we will be pursuing additional compensation from Rolls," says the airline group's chief executive Willie Walsh.
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency last month detailed the inspection regime for the high-pressure turbine blades of the engines, which power Boeing 787s. The additional maintenance will have a small capacity impact on the 787 programme, says Walsh.
Although he describes the situation as "frustrating and annoying", Walsh says he is now more positive regarding Rolls-Royce and the engine issues.
"We do think that Rolls have now identified solutions, it just requires them to get the solution manufactured and delivered to customers," he adds.