TwinOtter4Ever From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 213 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2970 times:
Does anybody know what the story is with the A340 parked at the de-icing bays near the international terminal. It's been there for days and it appears that one of the engines had its thrust reverser deployed for that time as well. Any maintenance issues with this plane. Normally AC would mess with it to get it going, as was the case when they had there 2 consecutive flap issues a year or two ago.
TwinOtter4Ever From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2383 times:
Thanks for the information. I was wondering what was going on, but never heard anything locally.
The blue smoke on "RTO" would be a good reason to park her. I imagine their flying a new engine in or rebuilding locally (though I don't think they do Trent 700 in town. Only cfm56 and CF60 and the plethora of small engines. I do hope they are paying attention to maintence. Back in '05 I flew on them to LAS and there was a broken gap filler between the flaps (probaly minor, though disconcerting) and various inside wall panel attached to the wall wrong. I believe the F/A and light panel above one of the near by passenger dropped partially only to hang by its hinge over the customer.