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Most of the jobs to be axed will hit the UK hardest, where the FTSE 100 company employees 23,000 out of a global workforce of 50,000.

Rolls-Royce chief executive Warren East signalled the move in March as the company battled to keep to its financial targets as it struggles to get on top of problems with its Trent 1000 engines.

It has replaced the fan blades on turbines on all Boeing 787 airplanes after cracks and corrosion were found on jets operated by Japan's ANA airline.

It had pencilled in a £340m hit for this year to cover the cost of carrying out repairs.