Grant’s sound quality is finally improving so we can get stuck right into the news:
- Qantas cancels 15 787-8 orders and delays others to save money.
- Australian & International Pilots Association is upset that Qantas is retiring its own 767s, forcing their pilots to take leave, while wet leasing a 767 Freighter with crew.
- The Emirates A340-500 that had a tail strike at Melbourne has flown back to Toulouse at low level at less than 12,000 feet for a $100 million repair.
- Air New Zealand urged to consider an alliance with Virgin Blue to cut costs and counter Qantas on Trans-Tasman routes.