Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20 Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
This Brunei 767 300 that has been under repair since 18 December of last year has finally left LHR!It has been repaired in one of their maintenance hanghars afters its fuselage was pierced by what I think was a tow truck!
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13448 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
BA have found in the past that 3rd party maint. work has rarely been profitable, (partly that has been due to purchasing muppets signing contracts with airlines that had trouble paying), and often a drain on resources.
But Royal Brunei was too good a contract to turn down, especially as late last year we had some spare capacity due to post Sept.11th cutbacks.
Plus where else would they go?
BA got together a big gang of experienced guys to do it.
It was in East Pen, Technical Block A, sharing a hanger with Concorde major maint, with OAD, and now OAC being modded.
The underside of the 767 was in a right state, I showed some Brunei staff over an operational Concorde a few weeks back.