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Old 10th Jun 2004, 08:50
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Anti Skid On
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And from the original thread the maintainence was questioned and the firm who did it allegedly no more

Ryanair is removing six 737's - all from the same source as the two QF -400's. Other operators who bought second hand Malaysian aircraft are also quite concerned. It appears Malaysian - who were required by the contract of sale to do the repainting - may have used an incorrect stripper and metallic tools resulting in dissimilar metal corrosion and subsequent fatigue cracking.
by Direct Anywhere

and from Lambeth1
the outfit involved has done many a/c for many airlines,there last stuff up (carried out the same method of sealent removal) was 3 x 777's for an American carrier.which have been subsequently written off.The outfit question is no longer around.
So if the 73's are additional ones, then it is new news.
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