Saturday 26 July 2008

QANTAS B747-400 Incident-Was the Malaysian Lackadaisical Maintenance Culture A Factor?

QANTAS B747-400 "Spirit of Australia

I certainly hope it was not, but have a gut-feeling it may have been!

If it was there must be a full inquiry and all those involved must be severely dealt with.

Sydney-based tabloid The Daily Telegraph quoted an anonymous senior QANTAS pilot as a saying that the yesterday’s (25th July 2008) QANTAS Flight QF 30 Boeing 747-400 incident could have been due to the company’s outsourcing of maintenance to Malaysia.

The pilot said that there had been a lot of talk among pilots about the poor checks on aircraft being performed overseas.

“Qantas outsourcing maintenance to Malaysia is certainly worrying a lot of us pilots. There has been aircraft coming back with dodgy staples to secure wiring,” said the quoted QANTAS pilot.

To read the full Malaysiakini report, please click HERE

Read the Sydney Daily Telegraph news report click HERE

My earlier posts:

“Is Aircraft Maintenance in Malaysia Sub-standard?”

click HERE , refers to a similar subject.

and also

"QANTAS Aircraft Maintenance in Malaysia –Follow Up" HERE

Virtutis fortuna comes

- Good luck is the companion of courage

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