Singapore On 4 November 2010 ago, engine components superjumbo Airbus A380s Qantas, Australia, torn and falling in Batam. After 18 months of expensive repairs and swallow the cost, it will re-air aircraft to carry passengers.
When a disaster occurs, the pilot managed to bring back the plane, which was then smoky, Singapore Changi Airport, the location of the plane take off. After the world’s largest commercial aircraft repair and just finished this week.
Qantas aircraft named Nancy Bird Walton is, to honor the women pilots Australia’s first commercial aircraft. “Qantas is proud to introduce Nancy Bird Walton returned back on the air,” said the CEO of Qantas, Alan Joyce, as reported by Asia One, Saturday (21/04/2012).
“After 18 months, Aus $ 139 million dollars (about Rp 1.3 trillion) and almost 100 thousand hours of work, the plane is now ready to resume operations,” he said.
He said there are quite a lot of damage and repair in the plane is one of the biggest repair jobs in the aviation world.
Joyce speaks to reporters before the ceremony back to the Qantas plane at Changi Airport. The plane left Singapore on Saturday evening and arrived in Australia on Sunday morning local time.
The plane took Joyce and other Qantas executives and journalists Australia. Act as a pilot was Captain Richard de Crespigny. He also pilot the plane when the accident on the air Batam on 4 November 2010. de Crespigny is also accompanied by 16 of 22 cabin crew on duty at the time.
“I have full confidence in this aircraft and I am very pleased that the CEO I was on a plane tonight,” said de Crespigny.
Joyce also believes that the plane was airworthy again. “We will never aired an aircraft to Qantas convinced that the aircraft 100 percent secure and we really believe this aircraft one of the most secure,” he said.
The aircraft will begin commercial flight on 28 April from Sydney to Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, the cause of the blast machines owned by Qantas Airbus A380 as it crosses the Batam, it has been revealed. The incident in the air that was triggered by a defective pipe. Events beginning with the oil fires caused by defects in the production of an oil pipeline tube. Kecacatatan resulted in cracks in the pipe, so that oil sprayed into the cavity of the engine then burns due to high temperatures.tags: Airbus A380s Qantas, Singapore Changi Airport