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Old 14th Jan 2014, 22:43
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Dreamliner rattled landing at Cairns

Rumour that a Jetstar 787 Dreamliner in Cairns has endured major cracks In windows and wings after a heavy landing. More to come.....

via twitter @StevePurvinas
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 23:15
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Doesn't appear to have made any of the mainstream media.
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 00:01
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I know this is a new fangled composite airframe but a heavy landing cracking windows and wings????????? If it was that heavy it wouldn't have left the runway without a truck....
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 00:08
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Seems to be fit to fly

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Old 15th Jan 2014, 00:13
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Nice video taken on the 14th NOV 2013 and not relevant to the current subject about the 787 parked in Cairns during JAN 2014.
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 00:20
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Rumour has it that it have a heavy landing but is now Ok. Insufficient staff or similar to start ops over the new year.
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 00:35
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Anyone know the rego of the aircraft that was in Cns? Wondering when it flew in and how long before it flew again.


VKA is the one that has been flying to DPS
VKB has its first commercial flt tomorrow
VKD was delivered 10 Jan, not sure where it is.
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 00:42
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See here, and do yer own 'fishing'!!

http://www.thejetstarsource.com
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 00:50
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pieces of the puzzle

from mgmt on the 10th

Dreamliner number three on its way

This weekend we welcome our third Boeing 787 Dreamliner into Australia. Our first 787 has been operating from Melbourne to Bali over the festive season, allowing thousands of Jetstar customers to experience this game-changing new aircraft.

Next week we will commence 787 services from Sydney to Bali with our second 787, which has been undergoing its AOC validation activities since arriving in Australia. Our third 787 will commence Phuket services at the start of February.
afaik it was the 2nd one that was up in cns. vkb. up there on ny eve, back to syd on the 13th.

VH-VKB ? 31-Dec-2013 ? YMML / MEL - YBCS / CNS ? FlightAware

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History ? VH-VKD ? FlightAware
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 01:03
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Lucky they have that hangar in Melbourne for all that non core maintenance work.
Heavy landings perhaps.
RAT infestations.
AS Bill says, "its all happening out there."
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 01:10
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Just fishing through the aforementioned http://thejetstarsource.com indicates that the same 787 has operated MEL-DPS everyday since 18 Dec. Not bad intro to service for a new and very different type.
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 07:44
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Who does Steve Purvinas work for? Air Asia?? Besides, a few dabs of epoxy works wonders on this new-fangled composite stuff, don'cha know??

Would this be the same bloke, who was reportedly urging people to avoid making Christmas holiday bookings on Qantas??
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 20:22
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SP and his world view are part of the problem. Union thugery old style is alive and well and will be the end of QF in its present form.

Viva la old days huh!!!!!
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 20:26
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Rather than personal attacks on Steve wouldn't it be better to try and find out if the rumour about a hard landing on the 787 is fact or fiction.
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 20:30
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"Rather than personal attacks on Steve wouldn't it be better to try and find out if the rumour about a hard landing on the 787 is fact or fiction."

and

"via twitter @StevePurvinas"

Dont you mean wouldn't it be better if Steve found out the facts before tweeting it?
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 20:38
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Someone had better tell Southwest Air that they are doing it wrong.

You'd think that a guy who had been at Ansett, Qatar and Korean would have learned by now not to be a management stooge.
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 22:24
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Another empty Jetstar flight! Amazing Business!
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 23:16
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Don't those new-fangled plastic thingees land themselves?
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Old 21st Jan 2014, 07:03
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. . . is still sitting there!
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Old 21st Jan 2014, 07:21
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Maybe some of the more negative speculators could just do everyone a favour, and read the local rag??

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