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Ground collision at Manchester

Old 21st Nov 2017, 18:03
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Ground collision at Manchester

It would appear that a baggage loading vehicle and a Qatar 787 had a coming together over the weekend at Manchester. Aircraft skin pierced and scrape damage. Aircraft now parked near the ex Monarch hanger.

Much scratching of heads on how to repair it as I believe thatthe airframces are a) composite and b) built in sections.

This is going to cost someone an awful lot of money.
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 18:06
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Just waiting now for the "duct tape" and "it'll buff out" suggestions!
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 18:22
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Originally Posted by air pig View Post
It would appear that a baggage loading vehicle and a Qatar 787 had a coming together over the weekend at Manchester. Aircraft skin pierced and scrape damage. Aircraft now parked near the ex Monarch hanger.

Much scratching of heads on how to repair it as I believe thatthe airframces are a) composite and b) built in sections.

This is going to cost someone an awful lot of money.

Try TUI instead!

Boeing will fix it, they've done a few.
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 20:47
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This happened to a Norwegian 787, presumably at LGW, last week as well. Friend of the family was due to fly on it, had a 24 hour delay while they sorted out a replacement aircraft.
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 22:24
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The insurance premiums for ground handling companies is going to go through the roof when the repair bills and associated costs start rolling in for these composite repairs....they won't be quick or cheap!
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 12:41
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NWG 787 Damage

Originally Posted by AeroSpark View Post
This happened to a Norwegian 787, presumably at LGW, last week as well. Friend of the family was due to fly on it, had a 24 hour delay while they sorted out a replacement aircraft.


Apparently a NWG 787 has been in MON ENG @ BHX to resolve ground damage, same aircraft ?
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Old 22nd Nov 2017, 13:55
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Apparently a NWG 787 has been in MON ENG @ BHX to resolve ground damage, same aircraft ?
No, the 787 that's been at BHX hadn't flown a revenue service since the end of October. It finally went back into service yesterday.
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Old 30th Nov 2017, 10:41
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Any update on this? Aircraft is still parked on stand at MAN.
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Old 30th Nov 2017, 17:23
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Don't expect it to take to the air for a while yet!
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No hangar space until December then 6 weeks to fix I'm told.
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