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Old 24th Aug 2022, 02:07
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It's obviously only impacting a few aircraft. -TLK and -JTQ haven't gone anywhere for a few days now.
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 02:07
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No cabin crew and no self loading freight.

Perfect.
Also no daylight!
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 02:09
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Originally Posted by MickG0105 View Post
It's obviously only impacting a few aircraft. -TLK and -JTQ haven't gone anywhere for a few days now.
It effected the entire fleet, they are returning to service as parts are sourced and fitted.
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 02:49
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Originally Posted by Wizofoz View Post
It effected the entire fleet, they are returning to service as parts are sourced and fitted.
Okey doke. I notice that -TLL looks like it is undergoing heavy maintenance. Do you know if that is where the problem showed up?
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 07:59
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Originally Posted by Chocks Away View Post
Cracks. 73s, Both sides of the ditch grounded.
Do you know if it was Boeing structure or the AEI structure (Cargo Mod). Not like the time three aircraft with skin cracks "appeared" one day after the other.
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 10:25
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Still no indication of the actual problem.

Who knows and will tell the rest of us?
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 11:16
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Considering the size of the company and AFWs Social Media and Communication policy, I doubt anyone will divulge on a public forum what the problem was.

But I heard from someone who works there that the automatic grease dispensers were cracked at the nipple. Sounds painful.
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 11:27
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[T]he automatic grease dispensers were cracked at the nipple.
Some 30 weight ball bearings and antifreeze generally fix that, but on a 737-330/400F - heck, who knows.
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 11:54
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My industry spy tells me they’ve got cracking and are on track to get to the seat of the problem.
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 12:18
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Originally Posted by Lead Balloon View Post
Some 30 weight ball bearings and antifreeze generally fix that, but on a 737-330/400F - heck, who knows.
Yep, it's all ball bearings these days.
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 13:50
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The owner has Russia exposure with a couple of B757 leased in there.I believe
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 23:49
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The track has some substance. 2 in Godzone are up and running so I am told.
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Old 25th Aug 2022, 01:58
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Have been told yesterday it has something to do with the pilot seats railing !!! But this is a rumours network !!
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Old 25th Aug 2022, 03:17
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they’ve got cracking and are on track to get to the seat of the problem.

Is somebody's spy on the money??????

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Old 25th Aug 2022, 12:08
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Appears Nauru and other operators of the classic in Australia and around the world have been flying this week. Checking the CASA website they haven’t issued any ADs this week regarding the suggested issue, so was this an overreaction by the operator?
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Old 25th Aug 2022, 12:39
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so was this an overreaction by the operator?
Or from the NZ CAA where the aircraft are registered?

I can't see an operator doing a significant grounding unless directed to by an authority.
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Old 25th Aug 2022, 12:59
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Originally Posted by zanzibar View Post
Or from the NZ CAA where the aircraft are registered?

I can't see an operator doing a significant grounding unless directed to by an authority.
If it was done by NZ CAA or Boeing CASA would have been advised and issued an emergency AD. CASA are usually the ones to overreact.
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Old 26th Aug 2022, 17:21
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Originally Posted by dodo whirlygig View Post
My industry spy tells me they’ve got cracking and are on track to get to the seat of the problem.
Simple fix. Just Ocky strap a milk crate in it's place. Job done!
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Old 27th Aug 2022, 02:47
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Rumours floating around that they are going to 757s, can anyone add to that?
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Old 27th Aug 2022, 13:08
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Originally Posted by Lambswool View Post
Simple fix. Just Ocky strap a milk crate in it's place. Job done!
Did we work for the same skydive operator? Ken is that you??
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