HAL - The rumour came from another source within the company I work for, who had doubtless got it from someone outside the airline.
I'm sure everyone realises I was seeking clarification and confirmation that it was a rumour, and am grateful that noone in the 16-20 a.net agegroup has jumped in and bashed me for being malicious and a liar
What a wonderful resource this site is - within 3 hours of my initial query being posted, it was comprehensively answered by an aircraft dispatcher, a HNL
based consultant, and an HAL pilot. This is the internet at it's best, people!!