27-Jan-2011 10:57 AM

Qantas denies problems after two more incidents

Qantas denied reports the airline is experiencing systemic maintenance problems, after a B737-400 experienced in-flight problems on its Melbourne-Adelaide service on 25-Jan-2011 (Xinhua, 26-Jan-2011/The Australian, 27-Jan-2011). A Qantas B747-400 was forced to return to Bangkok 30 minutes into flight on 25-Jan-2011 after the pilot notice an engine was "consuming fuel more quickly than normal". Qantas has sent a replacement aircraft, carrying a spare engine, to pick up the 352 passengers.