- Jan 29, 2017
QF44 cancelled due to "damaged aircraft" so have to take QF46... sadly. Any news on cause?
I think there has been a QF A330 limping around the network for the past few weeks with intermittent hydraulic problems, probably more likely this has been taken out of service so they would be down a A330 at the moment?That's what I'm thinking... got a very vague response from QF when I asked which aircraft was damaged and how....
The Qantas source can be a great place to look for information - QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF Returns from Sydney Maintenance. | The QANTAS SourceThere has been an A330 (VH-EBF ) with L1 door closure issues.
I flew it as QF566 PER-SYD on 23/12/2019.
The door closed but a light was showing it as still open.
They called an engineer who reopened and reclosed the door, and the light went off.
I was sitting in 2E so I had a good view of the door and had noticed that the door had been closed unusually gently the first time.
(VH-EBF is the A332 layout with only a small central front galley.)
I was chatting to the CSM about it during the flight and she said it had happened to her recently and she assumed it was the same aircraft.
I note that it flew the same flight QF566 on 21 January and then didn't fly again until it flew SYD-PER as QF 577 yesterday.
Perhaps this was related?
VH-EBF did fly QF43 & QF44 on 15/01/2020 and did QF41/42 on the 14th so it is being used on QFi routes.
VH-EBK has been out of action since the 16/01/2020 and flew a "test flight" from BNE on 20/01/2020 which looks like it was actually just a taxi or ground manouvre.
Good site. It confirms the same info and shows VH-EBK as the only aircraft currently in maintenance.The Qantas source can be a great place to look for information - QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBF Returns from Sydney Maintenance. | The QANTAS Source
Nope, definitely a gear retraction issue as reported in that article.I could have sworn this was a bird strike event but I may be wrong - QANTAS A330-200 VH-EBS QF37 Melbourne Technical Return. | The QANTAS Source