posted on Mar, 9 2018 @ 06:17 PM
Several links away:
"Unlike most 787 operators, ANA uses the jet for short flights on Japanese domestic routes.
Flying shorter flights would produce more wear and tear on an engine designed to spend 10 or more hours cruising between continents, said Robert Mann,
an aviation consultant.
Corrosion caused by sulfides could be caused by the “combination of higher temperature stresses in the climb portion” of flight, followed by
shorter than typical periods at cruising altitude, he said."
This article says it's the medium pressure compressor blades. Could the air around Japan and New Zealand have high levels of sulphides due to
pollution? The only source of Sulphur around Norway would be cruise liners. Those create incredible sunset colours.