cambridgeflyer1 From UK - England, joined Jun 2012, 40 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
So I have been looking on www.thebasource.com and I have been really quite surprised by what appears to be a high amount of technical issues on recent BA flights. I know BA have a relatively old fleet with some of the 767s and 747s nearing 20 years old, but isn't this a high amount, or am I just over thinking it?
Obviously BA are renowned for having a good safety record, only having one plane (G-YMMM) written off with no fatalities, but these problems have got to be costing them.
Thething is that site highlights pretty much any issue affecting BA. If it didn't exist would we be aware of the majority of these? Are they any different to what any other airline suffers?
Following the bmi takeover BA probably has some slack in the shorthaul fleet for the coming Summer. It would hope to finally gain the same with the longhaul fleet with the A380s and 787s arriving this Summer. However, I suspect BA is already expecting the 787s later than planned, so the start of the 767 retirements will be deferred. Whether this will necessitate some additional maintenance on the birds will have to be seen (e.g. is one of the first aircraft to be retired coming due a 'D' check?).