ENGINE TROUBLE FORCES QANTAS A380 DIVERSION

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  1. Rejuvenated
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    November 4, 2011
    An engine fault forced a Qantas Airways A380 bound for London to divert to Dubai on Friday, exactly a year since a mid-air engine blowout prompted the Australian airline to ground its entire fleet of A380 superjumbos for nearly a month.
    http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1320388261.html
     
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    Possibly a disgruntled employee? :rolleyes:
     
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    And just why, I wonder, does this non-event merit A SHOUTING TITLE IN ALL CAPS?

    There's only one shocking thing about this incident: the load.
     
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    And I also wonder why your response merits a shouting in all capital letters as well.

    The title is a copy & paste directly from the article title directly above the main body of the article which is all in upper case. No shouting is intended by any means. Chill out pal!
     
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    I will direct my ire towards the article writer then!

    Really, I suppose one should be cheered that there is nowt wrong in the world if something like this makes it into "top news".
     
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    The site linked to in the OP is called "airwise.com". What kind of "wrong in the world" stories do you expect on a site that calls itself "The Airport and Air Travel Guide"?
     
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    This "story" was top news for a while on pretty much every news channel in the UK. I have little doubt that airwise.com wouldn't have reported it either but for the general buzz around the event. The site doesn't report every engine failure in the world; nor did it report the SQ overrun at MUC the day before.

    If this event had appeared on avherald.com, and only there, then my comment would have been quite out of place.
     
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    But you talked about airwise, not "pretty much every news channel in the UK."

    Airwise seems to pull a small number of stories from Reuters each day for their website.

    http://news.airwise.com/airline_news.html

    None of them seem earth shattering news stories (in the bigger picture) to me, but hey, it's their website and no one forces you or me to read it (in fact, I don't). Who knows why they chose story A over story B (SQ in MUC)... They probably spent all but two seconds on choosing this story for their site.

    So what stories about real stuff that's wrong in the world would you expect them to report on?

    (and as for mainstream media... You are right, and I have for the most part given up on them to provide with with truly important news and information. Kim Kardashian, anyone?)
     
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    No, I didn't.

    But I'm not going to spend my Sunday evening parsing the grammar of my post. ;)
    I entirely agree.

    But, unfortunately, picking up and re-posting this story here just perpetuates the stupid media interest in an event that really was of no general importance at all.
     
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    Whether the event is of general importance or not is purely subjective. If the news, article, and/or incident being reported and portrayed in the media is stupid and/or snoresville to you then stay out of it. No one is forcing you to stick around in this thread.
     
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    No - importance is a quality which ought to be objectively assessed.
    Very true.

    But I am voluntarily sticking around in this thread to continue to say that this is a non-story.

    Otherwise why don't we start a new thread for each of the following, which only go back to the beginning of October:
    • Air India A321 near Kolkata on Nov 3rd 2011, engine leaking
    • Saha B703 at Chabahar on Nov 3rd 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Bukovyna MD88 at Mashad on Nov 2nd 2011, engine trouble
    • Sol SF34 at Rosario on Nov 2nd 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Elal B738 near Zurich on Oct 31st 2011, engine trouble
    • Monarch B752 near Palma Mallorca on Oct 29th 2011, engine trouble
    • TAM A320 near Brasilia on Oct 27th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • bmi A321 near Baku on Oct 26th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • South African A343 at Johannesburg on Oct 24th 2011, engine failure
    • Brussels RJ85 near Toulouse on Oct 24th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Cathay B744 near Paris on Oct 24th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Jetstar A332 over Pacific on Oct 24th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Delta B744 at Detroit on Oct 23rd 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Allegiant MD83 near Wilmington on Oct 23rd 2011, engine trouble
    • Continental B738 near Boston on Oct 22nd 2011, engine failure
    • Lufthansa Cityline E190 near Cologne on Oct 21st 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Ibex CRJ2 near Osaka on Oct 20th 2011, engine problem
    • British Airways B772 over Atlantic on Oct 19th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Cathay A343 near Hong Kong on Oct 19th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Eastern Australia DH8B near Lord Howe Island on Oct 19th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Jazz DH8A at Toronto on Oct 17th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • American B738 near Jacksonville on Oct 17th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • British Airways B772 over Atlantic on Oct 16th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Qantas B744 near Bangkok on Oct 16th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Rossiya A148 at Simferopol on Oct 15th 2011, engine shut down in flight after bird strike
    • Delta MD88 near Jacksonville on Oct 14th 2011, engine trouble
    • Kelowna B722 near Winnipeg on Oct 13th 2011, engine failure
    • Rossiya A319 at St. Petersburg on Oct 7th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Expressjet E145 near Rapid City on Oct 5th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Qantaslink B712 at Newman on Oct 4th 2011, engine trouble
    • Gol B737 near Salvador on Oct 4th 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Shanghai B752 at Shanghai on Oct 3rd 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Westjet B737 near Toronto on Oct 3rd 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Air Dolomiti AT72 near Florence on Oct 3rd 2011, engine shut down in flight
    • Austrian A321 near Vienna on Oct 3rd 2011, engine trouble
     
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    True but the results that are objectively assesed for importance also vary between various individuals and parites without necessarily right or wrong judgments to represent the entire global commmunity. And for the sake of the topic for this thread on hand, there are no right or wrong decisions with regards to whether the incident deserves a headline or not in various media. Some viewers/readers find them worthy, some don't give a damm and some consider as a bunch of rubbish. There is no uniformity when it comes to objectively assesing the importance.
    And what is published in the media is at the mercy of their own assesments. The results? Some stories make it, some don't. And often there are no right or wrong to represent the society as a whole again with regards to their decisions that relate to whether or not those are of what you call "general importance". In the news story representing the topic concerning this thread, there aren't. But since you insist there is, you can do yourself a favour by purchasing and acquiring all the possible media outlets available in society so you will have full control on the stories that should be made publicly which you consider newsworthy. This way you will live a happier life, stroke your own ego and not be irritated by what you personally deem as "stupid/non-story/unimportant" pieces of journalisms floating around and not have to waste your energy directing your ire towards them. :rolleyes:
     
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    Which is precisely my reaction to your decision for trashing this thread instead of leaving it alone to those who are interested.
     
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    If you post the articles I will read them, perhaps just the newer ones and as they happen.
     
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    :p I would too. Always like a good read.
     
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    Shall I do the other 90% of the avherald articles too?
     
  18. this is starting to remind me of TOBB (no offence intended for the screaming CAPS)
     
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    As in it started badly, and then faded fast?
     
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    As we are in a Qantas thread, just the Qantas articles for now.
     
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    This is very topical, considering the fleet was grounded as a response to union action last week. The engineers yesterday stated that they wanted to continue their practice of checking planes before every flight. The Qantas management wants to change to daily checks.

    This incident involved an oil leak and an engine being shut down. The engineers would have carried out their pre-flight checks as the rules have not changed yet. They did not find anything, so the question is, are those checks per flight justified or just consuming more of the airlines profits in wages paid out ?

    All big news in Australia and a lot of interest around the world.

    Thanks for posting this Rejuvenated :)
     
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    Any relation between this and the earlier engine problems? Are these the RR engines?
     
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