Are the dramas around the 787 outside the scope of this forum?

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TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Are the dramas around the 787 outside the scope of this forum? I'm just wondering why there has not been much reporting here. This is not an attack or criticism - merely a question.

PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 May 2012

Total posts 356

There's not much to report yet, other than ANA & JAL have grounded their 787 fleets and that dreamliners have battery issues.

However there's plenty of coverage over on Plane Talking including analysis of how this affects Jetstar/Qantas, albeit in a typically cynical tone.

undertheradar Banned

Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 236

i'm sure there will be more 'focus' on the 787 once JETSTAR start to take delivery...and here's hoping the 787s 'kinks' will be ironed out by then!! .. i'll always maintain that being amongst the first to receive a totally new aircraft type may help bring prestige to that airline......but on the flip side can also damage that airlines reputation when 'issues' occur..let's hope things get sorted ASAP

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 993

As AusBT is not a hardcore aviation site we declined to jump on the 787 story along with everybody else - there's plenty of coverage online as the story breaks and develops, with plenty of detail and back-story for those who want that. Our preference is to value-add and provide relevance, and on that basis we have a story near-ready but are awaiting imminent statements from Qantas and Qatar.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 993

And speak of the devil - the QF statement just dropped and out story is now up! http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-confident-of-boeing-787-for-australian-flights

undertheradar Banned

Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 236

TA DA !!!  :-)

AlG

Member since 04 Nov 2010

Total posts 155

Yes, I agree, I would prefer to see one good article on AusBT which tells me what I need to know, like this one does, than breathless reporting on every 787 'issue'. There's more than enough of that out there now and it's also nice to see that AusBT doesn't press the panic button on the 787 and jump onto the bandwagon.

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