Originally posted by Brendan
Look at the bagging that Ansett get from the press - one aircraft unserviceable (not really a major defect, it just takes a few hours for a part to go from Sydney to Perth to fix it) and there are 43 cameras at Melbourne interviewing the 115 pax who escaped death by being delayed 4 weeks for their flight.
Gee, I agree with the press thing - they are very focussed at times. But do you know about the structural condition and criticality of the 762 struts that Ansett failed to inspect? That was scary even for me (and I'm in the industry - in fact I know 767 strut structure like the back of my hand!)
I think you fail to understand the issues behind the Ansett scenario. Having said that - I think they were dealt with harshly by CASA (as you say other airlines are also guilty of problems - possibly not so bad). Oh, don't forget Ansett are good at parking 747s where they shouldn't be too (like without putting landing gear down before they land......)