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Posted: 21 August 2007 04:28 PM   [ Ignore ]
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A man worked on Qantas planes for 12 months while posing as a senior engineer before management became suspicious about his credentials, a Qantas official says.

The engineer joined the company in 2002 and worked at a level appropriate to his qualifications, but he won a promotion to a more senior position last year on the basis of forged certificates.

fake aircraft engineer at Quantas

Being in this industry I find it hard to understand how this guy could have gotten away with that for so long without having some prior experience somewhere.  It’s pretty obvious when you have to repair an APU or test a pitotstatic system and you dont’ know anything about it.

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Posted: 21 August 2007 10:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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“We are comfortable that the work he did was pretty safe,” Mr Cox said.

I am comfortable that I won’t fly Quantas wink

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Posted: 21 August 2007 11:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Transfrmr - 22 August 2007 02:30 AM

“We are comfortable that the work he did was pretty safe,” Mr Cox said.

I am comfortable that I won’t fly Quantas wink

That’s Qantas, not “Quantas”. There is no “u” in Qantas. Don’t ask me why. Somebody must have been a bit kinky when choosing the name.

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Posted: 22 August 2007 12:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Peter - 22 August 2007 03:14 AM
Transfrmr - 22 August 2007 02:30 AM

“We are comfortable that the work he did was pretty safe,” Mr Cox said.

I am comfortable that I won’t fly Quantas wink

That’s Qantas, not “Quantas”. There is no “u” in Qantas. Don’t ask me why. Somebody must have been a bit kinky when choosing the name.

Thanks Peter!

I assure you that not flying an airline that I just invented also brings me comfort, but:

I am comfortable that I won’t fly Qantas either!

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Posted: 22 August 2007 06:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Qantas:  Queensland And Northern Territory Air Service.

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Posted: 22 August 2007 07:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Qantas are legendary for little near-misses and close calls so this doesn’t surprise me.

Qantas- the Fly By the Seat of Your Pants Airline. The only aircraft to have a Brown Alert.

Where EVERY flight ends with “This is yer Captain speaking. Jesus Christ that was a close one!”

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