Qantas may take legal action against Rolls-Royce

SYDNEY (BestGrowthStock) – Qantas Airway (QAN.AX: ) has filed a statement of claim in an Australian court to ensure it can pursue legal action against engine maker Rolls-Royce (RR.L: ) in case a commercial settlement is not possible, the airline said on Thursday.

A Qantas Airbus (EAD.PA: ) A380 with 466 people on board made an emergency landing in Singapore on November 4, after one of its Rolls-Royce engines partly disintegrated mid-flight following an oil fire.

Qantas said it had started discussions with Rolls-Royce on a range of issues, including the financial and operational impacts of the Nov 4 incident.

(Reporting by Balazs Koranyi; Editing by Ed Davies)

Qantas may take legal action against Rolls-Royce