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QF 26 VH-OJB Fuel Leak In The #3 Engine  
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 53
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3047 times:

Just got off Qantas 26 (LAX-AKL-BNE) and after landing at AKL we were informed that there was a fuel leak in the #3 RB211.

They were able to fix it in AKL after a delay of 3 hours as they had the parts on hand.

Aircraft was VH-OJB.

Qantas is fantastic by the way. Trip report to come as soon as I'm back in LA.

Anyway the point of my question is that how would QF have spare parts there? Do they have a maintenance base @ AKL? Would they have had to collaborate with NZ?


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3025 times:

Quoting AirxLiban (Thread starter):
Anyway the point of my question is that how would QF have spare parts there? Do they have a maintenance base @ AKL? Would they have had to collaborate with NZ?

Both airlines have RB211 powered 744s, so QF could have paid NZ for both parts and MX time. QF also runs quite a few flights out of AKL, so that makes QF MX on hand more likely



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24878 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3007 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.



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2926 times:
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QF don't have any MX people in AKL. NZ have RB211s on their B744s also, so the part would have come from NZ MX people.

User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3204 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

The exact same thing happend to me about 2 years ago, on that exact same flight. On the exact same engine. I believe the aircraft was VH-OJC. Weird.

User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2868 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!!

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