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Old 13th Nov 2009, 02:19
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Slightly off topic. years ago Qf would hardly ever release an aircraft into service with a m.e.l applied. The aircraft were also spit and polished prior to the release of a heavy visit. Know having shiny engine cowls and a great paint job isnt exactly necessary, But it tought pride and ownership.The aircraft know look tired and fatigued, I understand pax dont see the outside but when an engineer cant look into a bright shiny wheel well, at what lurks below. then how detailed is his/her inspection going to be. Outsourcing isnt the scourge its made out to be quality control is. H245 used to deliver a quality product after a shakedown flight, that would allow line engineers a relative easy life. When corrogaurded wings look like patch work quilts due to numerous hydraulic leaks it makes you have second thoughts.
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Old 13th Nov 2009, 02:37
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Personally, I find it very distasteful and disgusting that such individuals do make these comments based on inexperience. It is a slap in the face to all individuals that worked hard to provide "fill in airline" and " fill in nationality" with the Invaluable, but often for-granted safety record they enjoyed up to today. It is almost a suggestion that this record is purely by chance, as every Miantenance organisation operates on the same playing field.
The same can be said to you as well. And what do you mean by inexperience ? Can you substantiate that statement with facts ? SQ once operated the biggest fleet of B744s in the world, currently operates the biggest fleet of B777s in the world and needless to say, the first in the world to operate the A380. As I mentioned earlier, do you see any SQ a/cs facing explosive decomp or 2 jumbos banging into each other while towing ?

Not quite sure what you are on about, but rest assured staples were on the EEL lighting power strips.
My questions are still not answered. Why were they discovered 10 months after the a/c left SIN hangars. What is the proof the staple( if there ever was) came from SIN and not some where else ?

However as we have worked our system and seen the quality of our own work, then seen the quality of some others in the way they operate, experience speaks alot louder than perception.
Very true.
I've seen QF A380s come in here and they almost, on a regular basis, face tech delays of up to hours on a range of issues. Tsk, tsk, where were they maintained to face this amount of problems ? I don't see the other A380 operators( SQ, EK) facing the same lengthy tech delays.
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Old 13th Nov 2009, 02:49
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I think you will find QF's A380 maintenance is outsourced to "Team A380" not QF Engineering
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Old 13th Nov 2009, 05:11
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I've seen QF A380s come in here and they almost, on a regular basis, face tech delays of up to hours on a range of issues. Tsk, tsk, where were they maintained to face this amount of problems ? I don't see the other A380 operators( SQ, EK) facing the same lengthy tech delays.

Not where were they maintained where were they built, think you will find most A380 delays are production delays, Sq and Ek dont do end to end flights either their 380,s fly,stop and have transits greater than ten hours qf 380,s transit in an hour and a half then fly again big difference with introduction into service.
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Old 13th Nov 2009, 07:52
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And staying on the subject of staples, I still can't understand how the hell on Earth can you staple on a aluminium back ?
Not quite sure what you are on about, but rest assured staples were on the EEL lighting power strips.

leewan does not quite know the history of it.
they found the eel strips cut where the floor panels needed to be lifted for
inspection access. inspections carried out during the heavy check.
so obviously the power strips were stapled there.
and the 'guys' overseeeing the check were probably not even licenced on
the type. i personally can think of a couple of 737 lames up there at the time.
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Old 13th Nov 2009, 09:26
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CRICKY, are you suggesting a Lame with any endorsement would use staples?
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Old 13th Nov 2009, 12:58
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A380 through SIN.

Quote By Leewan.
I've seen QF A380s come in here and they almost, on a regular basis, face tech delays of up to hours on a range of issues. Tsk, tsk, where were they maintained to face this amount of problems ? I don't see the other A380 operators( SQ, EK) facing the same lengthy tech delays.

Mate, I am one of the guys that certify for QF's A380 operating through SIN and also had to train some of the SIAEC engineers on our product here through SIN and hand everything to them on a silver platter so PLEASE don't get me started. This industry is small and all our tech delays have been valid issues and also in compliance when the rectification is done. This is not the place to spread sensitive matters when I'm personally involved and know what's going on. Talk about something you're more familiar with Please!

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Old 14th Nov 2009, 05:37
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all our tech delays have been valid issues and also in compliance when the rectification is done.
Are you implying that other airlines tech delays are due to invalid issues and the rectification done is illegal ? And the part about other A380 operators having ground time of more than 10 hours, not true at all as far as SQ is concerned. The average ground time for the whales in SIN is around 4-5 hours.

Talk about something you're more familiar with
Look at my location ! That's all I can say here.

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Old 14th Nov 2009, 06:52
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To Leewan's quote.

Quote:
all our tech delays have been valid issues and also in compliance when the rectification is done.

Are you implying that other airlines tech delays are due to invalid issues and the rectification done is illegal ? And the part about other A380 operators having ground time of more than 10 hours, not true at all as far as SQ is concerned. The average ground time for the whales in SIN is around 4-5 hours.


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Talk about something you're more familiar with

Look at my location ! That's all I can say here.

Leewan...
You sound like a smart guy I give you that but please stop implying that I am also quoting other airlines...very simple...I am talking about QF's A380 ops only through SIN and you would know being from SIN our turn around time for the 'whales'..
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Old 16th Nov 2009, 12:16
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They are not whales.......they are dugongs
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Old 17th Nov 2009, 02:40
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I thought they were "Sarah Jessica Parkers"
They are butt ugly and high maintenence.
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Old 17th Nov 2009, 06:12
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They are not "Dugongs", they are Skypigs.

Who ever said pigs might fly?
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Old 18th Nov 2009, 08:23
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We have maggots (B737)
and
now we have slugs (A380) slow fat useless blobs.

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Old 18th Nov 2009, 23:24
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the cabin crew are calling them the 'A3180' because they seem to return to the terminal on a regular basis without going anywhere.
their performance on armistice day was anything but impressive.
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Old 19th Nov 2009, 23:51
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SP you are back how is the goat?
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