European Aviation Safety Investigators Have Qantas Concerns
The concerns have been heightened by the emergency landing that a Qantas Boeing 747 had to perform at Manila airport following part of the aircraft's fuselage being dislodged from the aircraft by a yet to be determined chain of events.
Recent Qantas incidents have included an emergency landing at
European investigators believe that, while they recognise the importance to Qantas of its flights between
One investigator said, "Qantas clearly has a problem, a safety culture and/or management problem even, and
Banning airlines from operating into
Judging by the concerns expressed by the investigators, Qantas appears to be 'on notice' to improve its performance in relation to aircraft safety and reliability.
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