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Old 13th May 2019, 04:14
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QantasLink / Cobham 717-2BL VH-YQS

What's happened to this aircraft? Hasn't flown since 11th February 2019? FlightAware says it's parked at YBBN.
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Old 13th May 2019, 09:13
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It’s in CBR for a check.
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Old 14th May 2019, 09:33
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Looks like a loaded question Zhootoo.
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Old 14th May 2019, 13:35
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Annual leave.
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Old 14th May 2019, 20:24
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Maybe someone lost the keys?
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Old 14th May 2019, 21:05
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7 Feb 2008 sistership VH-NXE had a 3.6g hard landing in Darwin that bent the fuselage and required extensive repairs. Aircraft was out of revenue service until 17 May 2008 = 100 days.

Same aircraft was the last bird in Canberra Heavy Maintenance 29 Jan 2019 to 14 Feb 2019 = 16 days

And sistership VH-YQW 24 Jan 2019 to 30 Jan 2019 = 6 days

VH-YQS is 93 days and counting......
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Old 14th May 2019, 23:33
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Apparently a couple of 717s have some pretty major wing corrosion issues. Perhaps this is one of them?
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Old 15th May 2019, 01:02
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If that's the case Hawaiian Airlines might need a close look at their's.
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Old 15th May 2019, 08:07
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Originally Posted by Transition Layer View Post
Apparently a couple of 717s have some pretty major wing corrosion issues. Perhaps this is one of them?
Surely major corrosion would have been picked up during previous heavy maintenance TL.
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Old 15th May 2019, 11:08
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How 'Heavy' are they, compared to the Dutch Product...…………????

Just asking...……..??????

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Old 15th May 2019, 11:46
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Might not be a lot of motivation in CBR. KGI refueller mentioned Qantas have pulled the pin and have gone offshore somewhere.
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Old 15th May 2019, 12:01
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Originally Posted by longlegs View Post
Might not be a lot of motivation in CBR. KGI refueller mentioned Qantas have pulled the pin and have gone offshore somewhere.
717 heavy maintenance will be done in Singapore from July onwards... this was confirmed publicly months ago.
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Old 16th May 2019, 06:19
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Are you suggesting engineers are shirking their responsibilities because of a shift in maintenance contracts? Wouldn’t that be extremely unsafe?
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Old 23rd May 2019, 05:49
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102 days and counting. Must be some check!
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Old 24th May 2019, 01:09
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LOTS of patching on the wing due corrission, little Birdie saying that Boeing is concerned and getting involved
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Old 24th May 2019, 13:20
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Originally Posted by Southern handler View Post
Boeing is concerned
And CASA???
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Old 26th May 2019, 08:22
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Saw it as I pulled in to Cairns this arvo.
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Old 26th May 2019, 20:55
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105 days and merrily back in the air - don me hat to whomever fixed whatever
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Old 27th May 2019, 04:25
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Didn't last long.

Went U/S in CBR this morning.
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