United Airline
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When Did Ansett's B 767 Grounding Take Place?

Wed Feb 06, 2002 2:11 pm

Hey guys!

Can anyone help me on this? When was Ansett's B 767 fleet being grounded? When was that?

 
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RE: When Did Ansett's B 767 Grounding Take Place?

Wed Feb 06, 2002 2:17 pm

Ansett's 767 fleet was grounded in December 2000 (returned a few days later) and April 2001 (effective as of Good Friday).

VH-RMO was the first to return to service about a fortnight later.

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Justin
 
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RE: When Did Ansett's B 767 Grounding Take Place?

Wed Feb 06, 2002 3:40 pm

Actually, what's up with the B 767s?????

Also, can anyone tell me the EXACTdate for the April Grounding? Many thanks!

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RE: When Did Ansett's B 767 Grounding Take Place?

Wed Feb 06, 2002 4:08 pm

Okay,

The grounding was announced on Thursday 12APR01, to take effect from 10PM that night. Ansett jets would be returned to service as CASA checked them.

The first 767 to return, as I said was VH-RMO which returned on Friday 20APR01 operating AN950 (had 170pax onboard who received bottles of wine for their patronage).

Out of interest, the problems CASA found with VH-RMO (767-204) were

1. One too many a fire extinguisher onboard
2. Red paint that wasn't red enough in some areas
3. Too many magazines onboard

I'll say no more.

Cheers,

Justin
 
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RE: When Did Ansett's B 767 Grounding Take Place?

Wed Feb 06, 2002 4:57 pm

Thanks for the info

But why the hell do they have to ground the ENTIRE FLEET? There must be something wrong I would say......
 
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RE: When Did Ansett's B767 Grounding Take Place?

Wed Feb 06, 2002 7:03 pm

United Airline, you posted news articles here in regard to the Ansett groundings last Easter.. However for more info do a search here, or go to the media resources on CASA's website.

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RE: When Did Ansett's B 767 Grounding Take Place?

Wed Feb 06, 2002 9:31 pm

The reports that I read, stated that there were problems with the engine casings and also with the fan blades. I think that they found numerous stress fractures on each. Whether or not this is true, I have no idea, but it is what the report said. The B767's at Ansett are prehistoric.

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RE: When Did Ansett's B 767 Grounding Take Place?

Thu Feb 07, 2002 5:42 pm

Are they repairable? I suppose so. Right?

Why didn't they simply repair them?
 
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RE: When Did Ansett's B 767 Grounding Take Place?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:49 am

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