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Airline Swiss grounds A220 fleet for engine checks - newspaper

VIENNA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Swiss airline Swiss has grounded its fleet of 29 Airbus A220 jets to make engine checks after one encountered technical problems on a flight to Geneva from London on Tuesday, the Blick newspaper reported, citing the airline.

"Swiss has decided to carry out an engine inspection of the A220 fleet. For this reason, all A220s must undergo a comprehensive inspection," it cited a company spokesman as saying, adding many flights would be cancelled.

Swiss had no immediate comment, but an Airbus spokesman said it was supporting Swiss with its daily operations to minimise any disruption and would support any official investigation.

(Reporting by Michael Shields and Tim Hepher; editing by David Evans)