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Jetstar flight from Japan makes emergency landing in Guam after cockpit fire

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That's the last thing Airbus wants to hear this month.

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Very true.

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Second problem after maintenance at cheaper facilities in Philippines according to Aus. papers. Definitely bad publicity for Airbus, but Qantas' actions will also be scrutinized closely I'm sure.

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Is that the level of maintenance you get on a cheap airline?

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Airbus A330-200 - identical to what went down in Atlantic There were 2 more Airbus incidents over Russia in last week

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ya get what you pay for....

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What do you expect with the rapid turn around these flights depend on to make profits.

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Don't be so quick to condemn Jet Star. This happens on all airlines from time to time.

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Mzaybe the pilot was just having a crafty fag and nothing to do with the shoddy European build quality of Airbuses.

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Buchanan said the company will send another Airbus A330-200 to collect those passengers stranded in Guam, flying them into Brisbane International Airport at approximately 1 a.m. on Friday.

We appreciate the lift, Mr. Buchanan, but have you got something else besides an Airbus this time around?

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Definitely the last thing Airbus wants to hear this week. Suspect that with this, and the other problems recently, the next round of orders might be going to Boeing or another firm.

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Nice story to go along with the Picture of the Day.

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Oh yeah, they should buy Boeing Dreamliners... oh wait... they haven't even had a test flight yet. An Airbus A330 has crashed precisely once during commercial service. They are good machines, like it or not.

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Let's not beat around the bush. Jetstar is just the cut price subsidiary of QANTAS, who used to take pride in being the world's safest airline.

The keyword is "USED." Unfortunately, through cost-cutting and outsourcing of maintenance to overseas facilities, the safety record of QANTAS has gone through the floor. I reckon between this "incident" with Jetstar and the various "incidents" that QANTAS had, the company is playing with fire. Sooner or later it is going to get horribly burnt.

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Don't be so quick to condemn Jet Star. This happens on all airlines from time to time.

huh? this shouldn't happen AT ALL on any airline and should not be put down to "it happens all the time, get over it..."

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Hey GoGoGo! I said "time to time!" And, Jetstar is not the only airline guilty of cutting corners.

Australian aircraft engineers have blasted Jetstar and Qantas for using cheap maintenance facilities overseas after a Jetstar plane's cockpit caught fire and forced an emergency landing in Guam early this morning.

The engineers union has disputed claims by Jetstar management that the aircraft had been maintained in Australia, saying its last major maintenance check occurred in the Philippines.

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so you mean to say....they blamed the maintenance check in the ph... when s the last major maintenance check up?

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how about the incedent on JAL...

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Tasha77

All Airlines turn their planes around quickly. If its not in the air, its not making money. Usually the most time they spend on the ground is during scheduled maintenance. Any other time spent on the ground is just costing money. That`s the business.

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Won't stop me from using one of the only profitable airlines in the world.

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I flew to Australia using Jetstar, Kansai to Gold Coast for 14,000yen. This was during Golden Week too. I have no complaints and commend Jetstar for being one of the few airlines from Japan that offers reasonable rates. If you want to pay 5 times more for the same route using Qantas or JAL, go right ahead.

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What do you expect with the rapid turn around ... Whereas the major airlines keep their planes sitting around for days or weeks in air-conditioned hangars? Yeah, right.

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"...Group executive Qantas Airlines Operations, Lyell Strambi, said a heavy maintenance check of the A330 was done by Lufthansa Technik in the Philippines' capital Manila in December 2008.

It has undergone a number of routine maintenance checks, most recently by Qantas Engineering in Melbourne in May, he said.

"Qantas always has high levels of oversight in place, so where maintenance takes place is not relevant," Mr Strambi said.

"The electrical connector that caused the Jetstar incident was not part of the work undertaken in Manila last year."

Mr Strambi said that when maintenance was carried out on Qantas planes overseas only reputable providers were used and they were overseen by on-site Qantas engineers.

The Jetstar plane was the same model as the Air France flight which plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on June 1 with 228 people on board." http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-national/jetstar-plane-forced-to-land-in-guam-20090611-c47t.html

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what's the common thing about the news recently about JAL making an emergency landing in taipei and Jestar in Guam? both planes just came from Japan. better check airport SOP before you start fingerpointing

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