Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24127 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 17 hours ago) and read 2934 times:
While there can be several events that might lead to a fuel leak within the engine obviously the repair was rather minor and not a major repair like a fuel control unit.
I am sure Qantas maintains a small stock of parts at AKL which is served several times per day. In addition the Qantas has access to part inventories of other airlines as they are a party to several pool part agreements.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
PhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 15 hours ago) and read 2795 times:
IIRC QF and NZ share heavy MX in AKL. About a year ago, I flew an entire vertical stabilizer (747-400) on a SQ freighter from SYD to AKL. There was a QF 400 that was "assaulted" by a "cherry picker" during a C check in AKL. The only way it would fit was through the nose door. Made it with inches to spare!!