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Merged: A330 safety beatup on SUNDAY

Old 15th Oct 2009, 21:56
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Merged: A330 safety beatup on SUNDAY

Just saw an ad for Channel 7s SUNDAY program, which will have a beatup about the Qantas A330 incident. Informative journalism to be sure, couldn't be scaremongering...
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Old 15th Oct 2009, 23:06
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Just Ridiculous. I'm Sure will be some more great reporting

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Old 16th Oct 2009, 01:32
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"Pilots don't want to fly it". Any A330 drivers beg to differ?
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 01:59
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Would running a story like that have any effect on a 'commercial relationship' Jetstar might have with 'The Morning Show'? We'll lift your $ and run a 'possibly' poor PR story.
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 02:18
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I can't stand channel 7 and their ridiculous over dramatising shows. They say "it was almost Australia's first air disaster", what about the Emirates A340 incident in MEL? I'm sure that was probably closer than this, but of course it doesn't have a kangaroo on its tail does it?
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 03:09
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"Would running a story like that have any effect on a 'commercial relationship' Jetstar might have with 'The Morning Show'? We'll lift your $ and run a 'possibly' poor PR story. "

More to the point, enhance the commercial relationship 'SUNDAY' has with it's program sponsor - Virgin Blue. Ironic?

Channel 7 over dramatise everything. 'Altimeters' is right, a story on the the EK A340 incident would've have been much more rewarding, but perhaps not for Channel 7 and it's sponsor.
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 03:42
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I love the A330. It's so easy to fly. Go Airbus!
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 04:27
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Are they also going to feature the MAS B777 that had an almost identical incident?
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 06:07
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The Qantas 330's are safe. But I wouldn't fly in the Jetstar 330's for quids!
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 07:37
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They say "it was almost Australia's first air disaster",
I'd back in the Jiwani VOR 707 personally.

But the promotional people are not industry specific experts.

They are the people who left first when Dennis Adams evacuated Earth.o
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 10:40
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back play of the story has some merit however ...............without both sides the pitch is unbalanced. (pardon the airbus pun)

QF Media/Comms have yet again proved their lack of value and experience as any credible action would have seen the story parked/mitigated/ ...or at best killed - esp as Ross had the bones of the story ready to roll before Sunday was axed.

Media M'ment QF30 styled but in a different disguise


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Old 16th Oct 2009, 11:49
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A - 330 How safe ?

I am flying to Singapore next week aboard an Airbus - A-330 and after reading a lot of articles, forums and seeing Channel 7s teaser for their Sunday Night program that will be screened this Sunday saying pilots dont want to fly A-330's I am beginning to get worried.

Un commanded software actions for aircraft to dive, pitot tube problems, carbon fiber tails that may be design faulty etc etc The A-330 is beginning to look like the early days of the DC-10 - all over again

Would like to get input from A-330 pilots and other heavy jet pilots about my concerns.

Looking at re booking via Sydney on a trusted real aircraft - 747.
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 12:17
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I doubt it will be hard hitting journalism!

Airbus will be taking a keen interest in what is said!
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 12:20
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A - 330 How safe ?

I A W you say its a beatup before you have even seen the program

So I suppose this is you opinion right ?
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 12:37
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I A W you say its a beatup before you have even seen the program
Timmy,are you defending the programs credibility before you have seen the show either.

I think we all have to consider the possibility of a journalist fishing for some info here for a follow up story on Monday!
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 12:37
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As an A330 pilot not working for an Australian carrier, I can quite categorically say it is a beat up as is all things aviation on the media, particularly in Australia. I have no hesitation in flying an A330 or A340 for that matter. My wife even flew in one of QFs finest from Perth to Sydney earlier this weak.
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 12:48
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Airbus - the Hyundai of the sky.
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 12:55
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Thanks

Thanks for your words of re-assurance 404 Titan

A big vote of confidence from you, even with all the known and suspected problems the A-330 has.
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 12:57
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Just like to keep an open mind till I see the program RedTBarDo you think these journos will also include the American Airlines A-300 tail breaking off out of Le Guardia. The Air France crash en route to Paris with bad weather, pitot problems and may be tail stress Hmmmm interesting stuff but I am sure Air France would be totally transparent especially when the aircraft is built in France and has a back orders of over 100 aircraft's with their associated value not to mention national prestige at stake

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even with all the known and suspected problems the A-330 has.
And they would be ..... ?
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