Re: Trent 700-powered A330 grounded in Hong Kong

From:         rmhughes@iinet.net.au (Rick Hughes)
Date:         29 May 1997 13:04:17 -0400
Organization: iiNet Technologies
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On 26 May 1997 00:29:24 GMT, Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) wrote:

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>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.

The latest indications are  that one aircraft will be modified and
back flying this Saturday May 31, with the remainder of the fleet
gradually modified to be fully operational by June 06.

Rick Hughes