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Old 18th Oct 2017, 12:24
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nigel osborne
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Originally Posted by Jerry123 View Post
Well they did have that under carriage collapse at Amsterdam with a Q400 so that could've led to the higher than expected maintenance bill. I'd thought they would've been required by the CAA to check the landing gear on all their Q400s which may have increased costs.

No I think it means Maintenance contracts.They had a meeting with MAEL who did their maintenance work 2 months ago.

Reported here on PPRuNe recently they had decided to take maintenance back in house and stop using MAEL.

Rumours been circulating for some time at BHX that being MAELs first 3rd party airline here, they got a very cheap deal and the contract was up for renewal this autumn.

I assume that would mean they may have to cut back more lucrative 3rd party maintenance at EXT to facilitate that .Thus increasing costs that are mentioned in the press release
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