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Postby Wind In My Hair » Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:46 pm

mules wrote:fyi - couldn't help but comment, QANTAS has no "U" in it. It's an acronym, much like SIA, JAL, etc just a little longer!

Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services

Thanks mules, I've always wondered about the odd name. Now I know! :D

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Postby bruinbear » Sun, 27 Jul 2008 2:23 pm

Maybe Qantas should outsource the maintenance to Singapore instead of Malaysia?

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Postby cutiebutie » Sun, 27 Jul 2008 8:43 pm

bruinbear wrote:Maybe Qantas should outsource the maintenance to Singapore instead of Malaysia?


Malaysia doesn't have a service contract for the 747s with QANTAS, I believe.
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Postby ksl » Sun, 27 Jul 2008 9:23 pm

The latest, appears to have been the oxygen cylinder that may have caused the problem...some people had difficulty with no oxygen, when the masks dropped down, and a cylinder which was in the cargo area was missing.

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Postby Splatted » Sun, 27 Jul 2008 9:23 pm

cutiebutie wrote:
bruinbear wrote:Maybe Qantas should outsource the maintenance to Singapore instead of Malaysia?


Malaysia doesn't have a service contract for the 747s with QANTAS, I believe.


Some planes actually WERE serviced in Sg, which led to baggage handler strikes last year(?) in protest.

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Postby saint73 » Sun, 27 Jul 2008 11:01 pm

:D The passengers are very lucky need thanks to GOD... :wink:

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Postby QRM » Sun, 27 Jul 2008 11:05 pm

or the Pilot

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 27 Jul 2008 11:52 pm

QRM wrote:or the Pilot


More than likely. Don't think dog had anything to do with it.

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Postby QRM » Mon, 28 Jul 2008 9:33 am

OR he must have been having a bit of a laugh with his mates when he stuck the hole there in the first place.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 28 Jul 2008 10:37 am

Now there's a distinct possibility! :lol:

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 28 Jul 2008 11:14 am

bruinbear wrote:Maybe Qantas should outsource the maintenance to Singapore instead of Malaysia?



The unions in Australia will use this as a good excuse to try and push for servicing to be done back in Oz, and one pilot was already complaining about shoddy workmanship from Malaysia.

However, 747's are not done in Malaysia and this particular plane had all it's checks done at Qantas in Oz.

People in glass houses etc.


With regards servicing in Singapore, i think even SQ send planes to Xiamen for checks. Boeing for one has a place there.

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Postby cutiebutie » Mon, 28 Jul 2008 4:07 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:
bruinbear wrote:The unions in Australia will use this as a good excuse to try and push for servicing to be done back in Oz, and one pilot was already complaining about shoddy workmanship from Malaysia.

However, 747's are not done in Malaysia and this particular plane had all it's checks done at Qantas in Oz.

People in glass houses etc.



Typical xenophobic, old-world knee-jerk reaction, as one would expect. :)

A pilot shooting his mouth off about something he knows nothing about does not speak well of his mental faculties.

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Postby QRM » Mon, 28 Jul 2008 6:05 pm

Having worked in the construction field in Malaysia for a number of years, I love the people, but I wouldn't want to be in a high rise if there's a fire or earthquake :shock: Well I would not want to be in that situation in any country, but more so in Malaysia after what I have seen goes on.

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 28 Jul 2008 6:40 pm

QRM wrote:Having worked in the construction field in Malaysia for a number of years, I love the people, but I wouldn't want to be in a high rise if there's a fire or earthquake :shock: Well I would not want to be in that situation in any country, but more so in Malaysia after what I have seen goes on.



I was, twice...... and i'm still here but bear in mind the strength of earthquakes in Malaysia.

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