787-10 Dreamliner in assembly at North charleston (copy)

A 787-10 Dreamliner makes its way through the final assembly building at Boeing Co.'s North Charleston campus. David Wren/Staff/File

SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines has grounded two of its Boeing 787-10 aircraft due to engine issues, the carrier said Tuesday.

It said in a statement that "premature blade deterioration was found on some engines" of its 787-10 fleet at recent routine inspections.

"Pending engine replacements, two SIA 787-10 aircraft have been removed from service," it said.

Boeing builds the 787-10 exclusively at its North Charleston Dreamliner assembly campus.

The carrier said it would operate other aircraft on the affected routes to minimize disruption. It said some flights were disrupted but gave no details.

Singapore Airlines said it was consulting engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and the relevant authorities for next steps and any precautionary measures.

We're starting a weekly newsletter about the business stories that are shaping Charleston and South Carolina. Get ahead with us - it's free.


SIA became the first carrier in the world to fly the 787-10, beginning last year. The 337-seat aircraft includes 301 seats in economy and 36 lie-flat seats in business class.

Like many other places, Singapore has grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft following two fatal crashes of Max 8 planes, in Indonesia in October and in Ethiopia last month.