From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Date: 26 May 1997 00:29:24 GMT Organization: Concentric Internet Services References: 1 Followups: 1 2 3
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In article <email@example.com>, I wrote: >On Saturday, May 24, a Dragonair A330 experienced an inflight shutdown >on one of its four Trent 700-powered A330-300 and made an emergency >landing in the Philippines. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair decided to >voluntarily ground all their A330s... [snip] An update: the flight, KA061 took place on May 23rd. The Kota Kinabalu- originated flight was diverted to the Subic Bay airport in the Philippines. Also, Garuda Indonesia has also decided to ground its Trent 700-powered A330 fleet. Dragonair has arranged to lease two planes, one from Air China and another from China Airlines. Cathay expects to have have some leased planes by mid-week. The grounding is expected to last for at least two to eight weeks. Cathay management is in a heated dispute with its pilots' association over the new work rules. The grounding certainly makes the problem even worse. With the British hand-over of Hong Kong to China to take place at the end of next month, Cathay may have serious problem handling the expected higher-than-normal traffic during the period.