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Qf 6 air turn back

Old 5th Nov 2010, 14:24
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Qf 6 air turn back

Hot off the rumour network from Singapore, Qf 6 air return due engine problems
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 14:46
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Both Australian and international papers are reporting QF6 returning to Changi with a problem with Engine 1.

Would love to know the rego.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 16:10
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How long can their luck last?
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 16:16
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VH-OJD is the rego
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 19:16
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Qantas 747 lands after engine problem | Stuff.co.nz

"Around 20 minutes into the flight we heard a loud bang and the pilot asked the passenger to put our heads into brace position," Ranjan Sivagnanasundaram, an Australian citizen in his early 50s, told Reuters.


"It was a very big shock to us, especially after what happened yesterday."
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 20:06
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What a bloody mess. What's the bet that there were some of those already spooked pax from the 380 on board?

I wouldn't blame them if they were looking for cruise ships right about now.

news.com.au covered with 'Qantas in a tailspin'. Time for the managers to wake up to themselves, take their hats and coats and bugger off - get some people with half a clue about aviation running the show before it puts you all out of a job, or worse, kills someone.

This is NOT just a run of bad luck!
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 20:25
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Somebody give Olivia Wirth a hair brush. Is she seriously the best QF have got as Head of Corp Communications? Hopefully they can outsource her job. How quick she is to drum up details that it was last maintainted in Avalon, but had no idea where the A380 had its last check. Then again, if topping up oil is major maintenance, i guess they still have alot to learn.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 20:43
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bunch of muppets
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 21:21
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A review of Qantas management practices and bonus driven policies, and a review of incompetence and mismanagement at the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority will not stop the repetitious Qantas incidents.

But it may certainly reduce the frequency and number of Qantas incidents!
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 21:31
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time for the drovers dog to be voted off the island

time for the drovers dog to be voted off the island -

in the wake of her shocking media performanace on QF 32 and the pax incident (where she wrongly attributed quotes to the pax under arrest) to give a first response that centres on slipping in "Avalon" shows that she is wilfully misleading and deceptive.

Message to AJ:
employees and the industry are disgusted at the Q media circus, but more importantly you need to realise that the public are not buying it.

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Old 5th Nov 2010, 22:26
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Oh dear, it never rains but pours. How about we go back to the good ol days when very senior pilots and very senior engineers had a major say in the day to day running of a airline. Bean counters they ain't, but tech savvy they are. We have tried the experiment of running them with bean counters in charge, and the results are not attractive. In my day if the pilots or engineers had the sh%ts about something, it was generally fixed, now it is farmed out to the cheapest repair man. Seriously, what is going on is the result of cost cutting, the almost destruction of a fine engineering unit, even though Nancy's donks are serviced by RR, it was always QF's policy to having their own engineers looking over their shoulders, now I doubt they have the man power, after pissing off so many fine engineers. Back to basics lads, safety and training/ maint. first, shareholders last.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 22:52
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Keg

Time to brush up on those memory items mate. The 767 fleet must be next.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 00:21
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Thumbs up 767

The QF 767 fleet should be held up and acclaimed today at the Birthday Bash as the workhorse of this airline.

Since I started in early 1986-I have travelled thousands of miles on this fine Boeing unit. Its a bloody ripper of an aircraft.

Qantas have flogged the arse of them and they have lapped it up. The firm "landings" are the trademark of the 767 -anything soft just would not be right (and yes -I know the reason for this )

I once had the pleasure of being on the crew to ferry an empty one from CNS to Tindale on a Defence Charter. The Skipper said that Engineering had asked to give number #2 engine..... "a bit".

So -empty aircraft, full throttle, the 762 took off like a tomcat off an aircraft carrier,the climb was almost vertical-better than any ride at some amusement park !!

The Power was astonishing.

Anyway....back to reality

The 767 Glory days for QF have really kept this airline going.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 03:47
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Quick ANother Turn Around Singapore
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 04:14
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Perhaps it is time to use the words "Royal Commission"?
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 06:14
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Somebody give Olivia Wirth a hair brush. Is she seriously the best QF have got as Head of Corp Communications? Hopefully they can outsource her job. How quick she is to drum up details that it was last maintainted in Avalon, but had no idea where the A380 had its last check. Then again, if topping up oil is major maintenance, i guess they still have alot to learn.
 
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What's the bet that there were some of those already spooked pax from the 380 on board?
The pilot (Richard Champion de Crespigny) was!

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Old 6th Nov 2010, 06:38
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I guess "safety week" is over.... (was good while it lasted!!)
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 06:43
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I saw a pick with No1 cowl open. Anyone know for sure which Engine it was?

When I hear AJ talking about the aircraft being maintained at Avalon, I suspect he might be taking attention away from the place of the last engine overhaul. The Sydney RR shop was closed earlier this year.

One engine was fitted in July this year and we suspect it was done overseas. Any info would be welcome.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 07:26
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From the pictures I have seen it was #1.

The Qantas Spokeswoman on the News said the aircraft was maintained at Avalon, negating all this talk about off shore work, but that may be just a play on words, the ''aircraft'' may be maintained there but the engines elsewhere, as you are saying.
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