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J* A330 Tow incident YMML.

Old 8th Jul 2014, 10:02
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LJ, I thought it was funny, too.

The 'cowboy mentality' of some tug drivers had been noted by other posters on this thread.

The towbarless tugs were introduced to increase speed and efficiency.
Management looks on with benign satisfaction. Then when, inevitably, a tow goes pear-shaped, there's much washing of hands and running for cover.

'Twas ever thus.
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Old 10th Jul 2014, 12:51
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As Keg and others have noted the J* ramp drivers tow at an unhealthy speed in the towbar less tugs.
I personally have mentioned this to Qf safety and training people within engineering in passing and was casually told to not worry ourselves with other departments issues as we would only be accused of J* bashing!

Well, you reap what you sow J*
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 05:04
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What is the latest with this bird?
Is it still parked up at the old JHAS/Little fort or has it moved?

Any news on how bad the damage really is?
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 05:56
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It's enroute HNL-MEL this afternoon as JQ2.
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 06:09
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It's enroute HNL-MEL this afternoon as JQ2.
After a substantial amount of work by QF engineers. Onya Jetstar!
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 07:23
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I spoke with the guy putting the gear in

He told me it's an easy job, there were 4 guys working on it from Brisbane

Don't know how substantial that is

Apparently the old nose gear is still good too

Too bad the tug is still out of action for a while...
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