10 August 2012

Vincent Aviation Happy

While Eagle Air might be gloomy with the grounding of its Beech 1900 fleet the sun is certainly shing on Vincent Aviation. BAe Jetstream 32 ZK-VAH at Auckland on 9 August 2012. Photo : S Lowe

Vincent Aviation must very happy over the Eagle grounding. Yesterday I captured their newest Jetstream, ZK-VAH off on another Eagle service. Yesterday the NBR reported Eagle are still awaiting advice on how to fix hairline cracks discovered in fourteen Beechcraft 1900 aircraft, two days after they were grounded. The cracks, found near the top of the vertical stabiliser, were initially detected on one aircraft during routine maintenance... Air New Zealand spokeswoman Marie Hosking says discussions are continuing with the aircraft’s US manufacturer, Hawker Beechcraft, to see “what the fix needs to be... I’m hoping to know by tomorrow morning [Friday] what the timeframe is likely to be from here. Hopefully, by then we’ll have a schedule which identifies what aircraft can be returned to service and when.”

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