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A Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 aircraft engine. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc is increasingly optimistic that it can move beyond the jet-engine issues that have cost it billions of pounds and provided an unwelcome distraction during years of restructuring work.

Final fixes to a litany of glitches that plagued the Trent 1000 turbine powering Boeing Co.’s popular 787 Dreamliner should be made this year, engineering and technology director Simon Burr said. Blade cracks in the Trent XWB used on Airbus SE’s rival A350 wide-body have turned out not to be a major concern.

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