Re: Trent 700-powered A330 grounded in Hong Kong

Date:         04 Jun 97 01:45:40 
From:         Erik Wu <erikwu@idirect.com>
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Craig Welch wrote:
>
> Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) wrote:
>
> >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.
>
> I would check that source, Andrew. Garuda stated on Friday and Monday
> (26th) that they're not grounding any of their fleet.
>
> Cheers,
> Craig

Garuda is still flying the A330 for sure. Only Hong Kong CAD (Civil
Aviation Dept) banned Garuda operating A330 into/out of HK. Just hour
before the announcement from HK's CAD, a Garuda A330 was on the way to
HK. The flight was inside HK's FIR when the CAD informed Garuda about
the decision to ban the A330. Garuda was given the choice, either
diverted to somewhere else or landed at Kai Tak and grounded the A330
there. Garuda decided to divert to Taiwan.