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SQ 744 Hit Today At LHR  
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3180 times:

Aviance are not having a good weekend. The other day they hit a jetbridge with a CX 744, now today they crashed an SQ 744 into an empty baggage ULD.

Happened when they were towing the a/c off to a remote stand following this mornings arrival. As a result the flight the a/c was supposed to operate was delayed until the 2nd a/c came in, and the 2nd flight delayed for the 3rd a/c. The last flight ws due to be operated on the damaged a/c so it would allow time for it to be repaired.

Sources say that the guy that should have been watching as the a/c was pushed back was sat in the tug with the driver and didn't see the ULD.

Sorry no reg's - source didn't deem that important.

Total number of tug drivers now suspended = 5. That means only 2 left to do the work !!

 Smile


"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6639 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3062 times:

Heathrow only have 7 tug drivers?!

User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3021 times:

Cx flyboy,

Umm - No.

Aviance in T3 at LHR have about 7 drivers, they also have drivers over in T1. There are numerous handling agents at LHR and each have their own tugs and drivers.

Just in the last couple of days, the Aviance T3 tug guys have crashed 2 a/c into things, so 5 of them have been suspended.

About 6 months ago, they crashed a tug into a Royal Brunei 763, just between the forward hold door, and the wing root causing substantial damage to the a/c. A/c was out of service for over 3 months whilst it was repaired - cost was over £6 Million to repair.

 Smile



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3017 times:

Cx_flyboy,

Its called cutting costs  Nuts


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

I was checking the arrivals from london and was suprised why the 3 flights were delayed. Thanks for sharing the news. Which part of the aircraft was damaged, any idea?


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

Who does Aviance handle at LHR and how they are supposed to handle them when they have less than 30% of their original tug drivers?

User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

What is stand for ULD?

Big777jet



User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

SQ should really get Virgin Atlantic to handle its ground services. Any idea of the aircraft involved in the incident?

9V-SVA



9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Big777jet - Unit Load Device

V/F



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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

I am totally unimpressed.

I hope SIA see the error of their ways and get bmi British Midland or Virgin Atlantic to handle their ground operations bar check-in which bmi operates anyway.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

SQ321 from London to Singapore

Scheduled to depart at 2215, departed at 0035 (2 hours and 20 minutes late)
Scheduled to arrive at 1905, arrived at 2045 (1 hour and 40 minutes late)



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

If someone can, what was the registration?

Certainly Aviance are not having a good weekend!

Trevor



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User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

SPC/SPF/SMR all operated yesterday.

SPF in at 1500 out at 1830

SMR in at 1900 out at 2230

SPC in at 0545 but no details yet on departure time as it was after midnight.

So 9V-SPC is the victim!



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7437 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2574 times:
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Didn't bmi sell their ground handling operation at most of their UK destinations to Aviance?

David


User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1017 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

I think 9VSPC out at 0035 the next morning.

User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2399 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2507 times:
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British handling companies are really among the worst in the world...

I have plenty of stories to tell... More stupid than that doesn't exist.

Even in Africa.


F.B



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User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

Hi,

As a BRU 'resident', I'm really surprised. This is like the 2nd accident in one week. Really amazing.

So, both accidents were caused by Aviance? I assume this is some sort of handling company? Well, all I can say is that they really did a good job suspending these guilty tug drivers. People often tend to forget what they're dealing with. They're not playing with some matchbox cars over here, we're talking about multi-million $$$$ aircraft...

Let's hope they actually learn something from all of this.

Greetings from BRU,

Ivan



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User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Let's hope they actually learn something from all of this.

I think Aviance's insurance company will make sure they will


User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

So 9V-SPC was injured? What is the extent of the damage? 9V-SPC is a regular visitor to London-Heathrow as it is fitted with Spacebeds and the in-seat SMS/email service, if I'm not wrong.

Singapore_Air, AFAIK, check-in is handled by Aviance as well. In fact, one of the Aviance customer-service officers was featured in SIA's Outlook(in-house staff magazine) for helping an Aussie tourist flying from JFK who missed her connecting flight, SQ321.


9V-SVA



9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offlineShortfinals From Malaysia, joined Jul 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2049 times:

9V-SVA,

I was on SPC three weeks ago and you are correct, it's got the Spacebeds and all.


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

9V-SPA,

Do you have the name of that Aviance person. My g/f works for them on the SQ contract at LHR, also my mates wife works on the SQ ticket desk. Also in reply to your earlier post, VS only just have enough staff to cope with our own operation, but it would be good if we did eventually take on SQ too.

B-HXB,

In T1 Aviance handle Bmi's loading and pushback.

In T2 they have Iberia for check-in, loading, pushback and dispatch.

In T3 they do SQ check-in, loading, pushback and dispatch. Also do loading and pushback for SAS, CX tows to/from Bmi hanger, Sudan Airways - everything, Turkmenistan - everything and Biman - everything.

 Smile



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

Her name is Trisha Barnard. Anyways it's 9V-SVA.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

9V-SVA



9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

9V-SVA

Oops !! sorry man - finger trouble, just got in from work

:D



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1851 times:

Just realised - I'm going out for a meal with her and her partner on Thursday !! - Small world Hey.

:D



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1858 times:

LOL Leezyjet. Tell her she got mentioned in the SIA in-house staff magazine for being exceptional. Ask her if she remembers this 19-year-old girl called Sophie Pimm.

9V-SVA



9V-SVA | B772ER
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